Poetry Talk September 5, 2013

Labor of:
passion, purpose, faith discipline,
Necessity, fear, need, want
Recognition of the abbreviated differential there in
Lies the conundrum of dreams reality and withholding
doing the right thing in order to provide
reside, and thrive??
Rescue mission of life wanders in concentric paths
Crisscrossing vertically integrated experiences
Are you lucky enough to be one of the chosen to know
That
Labor OF?
to pursue chase fathom gather and push
Onward toward that elusive goal
Labor OF
LOVE

By Martin Soosloff

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Do You Need A Retreat?

Do You Need A Retreat?

Roads Traveled by With Linda L. Osmundson

The definition of a retreat is taking time away from ordinary life, withdrawing from everyday concerns, places, and emotions. Writer friends seek a place with no interruptions like phones, family, TV, or even the Internet. They strive for a place to keep their thought processes moving and words flowing.

Where can one go on to get away? Perhaps you settle in an inner sanctum within your home; an

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Paddling To Alaska -III

By Kelly Yelverton

Editor’s Note: Lyons resident Kelly Yelverton recently graduated from college in Washington state. To celebrate her accomplishment, she and a friend have decided to paddle their sea kayaks on a 1200-mile journey through the Inside Passage to Alaska. She will be sending written updates and photos of her adventure throughout the summer.

Paddling is all about rhythm.

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Can Apple Save Your Retirement?

By Doug Carey

With both stocks and bonds gyrating wildly again many of us are reminded of just how volatile the markets can become. This also convinces many people that they cannot risk being invested very heavily in equities as they approach retirement.

But without a decent return, many people simply will not be able to retire when they want to. In

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National Parks = American Treasures

By Helen Colella 

National Parks are special land areas set aside by the government for all people to enjoy, appreciate and preserve.  Over the years, National Parks have grown in number, currently, fifty-seven are found throughout twenty-seven different states, and two more in the U.S Territories of American Samoa and the Virgin Islands.

The Parks span mountains to valleys, desert to seaside, prairies to rainforest. Each has its   own identity and focus on the natural world. Each has unique land and water formations, wildlife, plants, mineral resources, land development. Each has its own data

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About Town -September 5, 2013

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

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Donald Alan Johnson


March 1, 1957 – May 18, 2010
Donald A. Johnson, age 56, passed away at his home in Lyons, on May 18, of heart failure. He was born March 1, 1957 in Hot Springs, South Dakota to Merle and Donna Johnson.  Don grew up in Hot Springs, and graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1975; a year later he enlisted in the Air Force.  After his service, he worked for a while in the electronics field for Hughes

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