Another week gone by. A little cooler now, but a hundred degrees in midweek. School has started and seems to be going well. Big plans are being made for this Friday’s first game, September 6, with the annual BBQ from 4 to 7 p.m., followed by the football game versus Yuma at 7 p.m. The entire community is invited to take part in this annual event. Free dinner when you buy a game ticket.
BOOSTER CLUB: Stephanie Kurland is the Booster Club Concession Manager and is looking for homemade chili to sell at our football and volleyball games! We are known for our Frito Pies! Bring
your homemade chili in a disposable container or gallon size Ziploc bag to the front office during the week anytime this fall! The office gals will put the chili in the fridge/freezer and it will be used for football and volleyball concessions. THANKS! The Booster Membership Drive Class Contest continues until half time of the first home football game, Friday, September 6. If you haven't renewed your 2013/14 membership (five dollars), please do so this week so your student(s) earn a point for his or her class. The new Lionswear has arrived! We have a new design for T-shirts and Hoodies! $12 and $30. Please see our booth at the football game on Friday, or see Lori in the office during the week.
FREE CONCERT IN THE PARK this Thursday, September 5, at 6:30 p.m. This is the last Thursday night concert (rescheduled because of a rainout). The Granias (Annie Sirotok, Jessie Burns, Beth Gadbaw, and Margot Krimmel) will be playing Celtic music. Be sure to attend. Thanks to the Lyons Parks & Recreation Department for bringing the Thursday night concerts, filled with music lovers, all enjoying a nice cool evening with snacks, ice cream, drinks, and fresh farm produce to purchase.
SENIOR HAPPENINGS: Thanks to the LDS Church for the dinner for the Seniors last Tuesday evening at 5:30 p.m. Each of the young cooks told of their re-enacted trek through Wyoming, as in the olden days when the Mormons went to Utah by push cart. Thanks also goes to The River Church who served chicken pot pies on Monday evening, and to Oskar Blues for providing lunch on the first Wednesday for the senior citizens. The Lyons Community Church will serve on Monday, September 16, and the LDS Church again on Tuesday, September 24, at 5:30 p.m.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
3 GALS-N-PALS ARTS SHOW is sponsored by the Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission, at the Lyons Town Hall, with opening night reception on this Saturday, September 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. An eclectic art show features the art work of the following artists: Toni Bond, Jasmine Peake, Beverly O'Keeffe, Jill Johnston, Greg Lannon, Nikki Willie, Linda Fender, Sarah Hanson, Jera Robertson, Sarah Bentencorte, and Kristi Crawford Peake, and will be well worth attending. The show will be up through December. Stop by for the reception or anytime to view the art work.
SATURDAY, September 7, “Naked In Lyons” art show at the Corner Studios, 318 Main Street, from 5 to 9 p.m. All are invited.
SUNDAY, September 8, Art on the Farm Group Show at the Lyons Farmette 2 to 7 p.m., benefiting the Lyons Arts & Humanities Commission and the Boulder Area Arts Alliance
THE CORNER STUDIO, announces a series of adult workshop this fall, Starting on Saturday, September 14. For more information or to sign up, go to http://thecornerstudios.squarespace.com/adults/
MAYAMA MOVEMENT STUDIO is now enrolling for adult, children’s and toddler movement classes. At mayamastudio.com.
ROCK ‘N RIVER RESORT offers you a tasting of five fine wines, with a chamber ad, and offers a unique Colorado experience, with stocked trout ponds, premium Colorado wines, and a massage. www.rocknriver.com
EVERYONE LOVES A PARADE: Lyons High School Home Coming Parade on Friday, September 20, at 1:30 p.m., on Main Street. Show your spirit! Sponsor a golf cart or dress up a small trailer and join this downtown LHS Homecoming Parade.
LYONS CHAMBER September SOCIAL will be held on Wednesday, September 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Stillwater Healing Arts, 3rd Avenue and High Street. Co-hosted by local Health Care Providers including: Lyons Physical Therapy and JJ Booksh-Asnicar. Guests are invited with a $5 donation.
SUNDAY, September 29, The St. Vrain Valley Pioneer Association’s announces its 109th annual meeting on Sunday, September 29, at the Hygiene United Methodist Church Fellowship, 7452 Hygiene Road. Hygiene, Registration begins At 12:45 p.m.
RERUNS 3RD ANNUAL FASHION SHOW BENEFIT for the Lyons Community Foundation Sunday September 29 at 4 pm
THE LIBRARY DISTRICT PUBLIC HEARING was well attended with the three County Commissioners from Larimer and Boulder Counties listening to the public and the need for a new library. Mark Browning reports that the Larimer County Commissioners passed it this morning, and he is on his way to the Boulder County Commission meeting at 4 p.m. Thanks Mark. The question will be placed on the November. 5 ballot. The 5.85 mill levy will provide the Lyons area with a new or improved library facility with some much-needed space for more books and its patrons.
Over the past forty years, the present library (now housed in the Depot) has overflowed with books and patrons. This is a time for us all to put forward and “help the cause.” In thinking of what we can do to offset the $12 to $24 per month for the new facility (if your home is assessed at $300,000 to $600,000) we have come up with a per week basis: five cups of coffee; four ice cream cones; a few less gallons of gas; one less newspaper; (LaVern! Bite your tongue!) etc. Yes, it may cramp us a little, but we will be “in style” with a new library facility. Think positive, and it will happen!
THE RABBIT MOUNTAIN MANAGEMENT PLAN took information as to what else people would like to see on the expansive acreage of Rabbit Mountain located northeast of Lyons, which now affords a shelter, trails, teepee rings, vast views, great hiking, shade, and an abundance of wildlife. New ideas are appreciated.
There is interest to a shorter trail from Lyons to Rabbit Mountain, but they say due to a hill and conservation easement, it seems the only way is down to Highway 66.
THE LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM is open daily through September 29. Visitors this past week were: David and Nancy Smith of Atlanta, (parents of Pam Browning); Linda McCann, great granddaughter of Dr. Kincaid, through daughter Frances Comstock; Clyde Betz of Metairie LA, whose mother, Mary Betz taught at Lyons High School 1950/51; Torry Chuckshook of Longmont, saw article in Longmont Weekly; Ro Pertz of Pinewood Springs, his daughter, Jaden, goes to Lyons schools; John Hyman, N. St. Vrain, purchased house by Rock ‘n River; Jessie and Eric Thorin, Beatrice, and Gillian Blandford; and Robin Jeffries, all visiting from England; Ken and Wendy Kaiser of Palatine, VA, cabin in Estes Park and have been visiting since age two; Timothy Dean from Baytown, TX, moving to Littleton; as well as folks from Sacramento, CA, Cape Coral, FL, DeForest and Ft. Atkinson, WA, to name a few.
OFF TO COLLEGE
Lyons High graduates are venturing off to college this month, with seven going to Fort Lewis in Durango this past weekend. They are: Maia Lang, Forest Simpson, Isabelle Struss, Olivia Galm, Isaac Vahlenkamp, Dave Anderson, and Connor Hodge. My grandson, Randall Johnson, left for Duke University (his second year). He has received a Scholarship for Leadership in Air Force ROTC
THE RED ROCK RAMBLERS finished their 55th year of Saturday Summer Square Dances last Saturday, August 31, with Lanny Weaklend caller and cuer. The Hix ‘n Chix Club of Longmont served as hosts. Caroline Quinn presented an appreciation bouquet and Diane Gum and George Hutchinson of the Denver Area Square Dancers congratulated the club for the fifty-five years. Visitors were from eighteen various Colorado towns. Appreciation gifts were presented to: Elvira Glenn - Host Chair, Terri Weir – Cashier, Gary and Nell Coffey, and Jim and Bonny Pardy - Set up, Vicki Fishbeck and Phil Faivre – Reception, and Vi and Lynn Andrew – Supplies.
A Special “PLUS” Dance was held Sunday afternoon with Lanny Weaklend as caller and Ed Glenn as cuer, with the Boulder Rounders and Red Rock Rounders as hosts to conclude the season.
The club vacations through the winter months and starts on June 21, 2014 for their 56th season.
Can you imagine? Lyons resident Larry Quinn has been working with water treatment in Taiwan and The Republic of China the past twenty-five years, helping these countries with his expertise.
We are happy to report that Eric Lennard, who attended the Culinary Arts at August & Esaffer School in Greeley is an apprentice chef at Matsuri Sushi in Lyons. Pictures of his plates of food look very appetizing. Congratulations!
Juli and Kenyon Waugh and their daughters hosted an open house at their new home at 3rd Avenue and High Street last Sunday evening with a cookout, and a tour. The house had been the home of George and Kate Kelling, then son Tim and wife Lynda Kelling the past thirty years. It was built by L. C. Niner, who operated the St.Vrain Lumber Yard (on the corner where Bank of the West is) in the 1930-1950’s.; then owned by Waltermeir, and then Clarence and Martha Morton and sons. (A lovely house with lots of windows on nice shady lots). A wonderful home for the Waugh’s. Our congratulations!
Tim and Lynda, former Lyons school teachers, are supervising the construction of a new home at Yaeger Acres at 13th and Francis in Longmont.
DALE SAYLORS: A graveside service was held in honor of Dale Saylors, 85, Tuesday at 2 p.m., at the Lyons Cemetery. He was born August 30, 1927, in Allen, KS to Harry William and Nona Nichols (Oglegy) Saylors. He graduated from Allen Rural High School, and married Margie Parker on August 20, 1950 in Bushong, KS. They moved to Walden, CO, in 1957; to Longmont in 1958; and to Lyons in 1962. He was a farmer and rancher in Kansas. He served as a police officer for fifteen years in Lyons, and as a Boulder County Sheriff’s Deputy for three years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. He was a member of Foothills Baptist Church of Lyons, and the Lyons Golden Gang. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Margie in 2011, his brother Jimmie D. Saylors, Sr., and sister Freida Fay Arndt. He is survived by a nephew Jim Saylors of Casper, and a great niece Courtney Saylors of Dickinson, NE. Dale’s Margie had a childcare business for years. Dale will well be remembered as a good Lyons policeman. We will miss Dale and Margie, as loyal residents of Lyons.
LORI VASQUEZ: We are sad to announce that Lori Vasquez, wife of Jesse, passed away on August 21. Her service will be held at The River Church on Saturday, September 21, at 4 p.m. Lori suffered from pancreatic cancer since December. A benefit was held at the Daniels home earlier this summer to help them out. Our deepest sympathy.
MORE SAD NEWS
JOAN (KELLY) HOUSE of Loveland: It breaks my heart to let you know we lost mom, Joan (Kelly) House last Thursday from a complication after heart surgery. Her funeral will be Friday, September 6, at St Johns in Loveland, Viewing and Rosary will be at Viegut Funeral Home on Thursday, September 5, from 4 to 7 p.m.
“Gee, this is hard to report, Joan was my classmate. We graduated from Lyons High together in 1945 with Helen Archie, Marjorie Van Pelt, Betty Bay, Joan, Gene Mack, and myself. In the summer when we were juniors and seniors, we went to work in Estes Park and lived together. Then we attended Barnes Business School, and stayed in Denver with friends. Then I worked for O. J. Ramey in 1947, and she worked in Denver. I married Mr. LaVerne in April of 1950 and she married Bobby House, a 1947 graduate in September of 1950. They have lived in Loveland, he worked for the Big Thompson Project. Joan, Gene, and I celebrated our 65th high school reunion in 2010, and were planning a get together this fall.
MARY ANN ANDERSON of Fort Collins passed away last Monday, with pancreatic cancer. She was President of the Northeast Square Dance Council, and had only been ill for three months. Her service will be held this Sunday, September 8, at 2 p.m., at the Loveland Outlet Mall, behind the Cracker Barrel.