By Debbie Leschner
Most all of us are familiar with the Christmas Carol “The 12 Days of Christmas”. As is my usual self, I have thought of an idea just a little late. All is not lost and I would like to adapt a new paragraph to the Luna Community News introducing a segment of small goals we can each achieve for a better tomorrow we will call “The 12 Weeks to the New Year”. Beginning this week I will introduce a new concept in each column that you may adjust to your individual circumstances to be sure that 2012 will be your happiest year ever no matter what life hands you.
Week 1: prepare a notebook, scrapbook or journal that will help you to identify the blessings that you have and begin believing in yourself that there are wonderful things waiting in your future. It’s as simple as that, you have taken control and you are on your way.
October 3 through 9 was National Fire Prevention week. The theme sponsored nationally was “Smoke alarms, a sound you can live with”. Luna Volunteer Fire District opened their doors last Saturday to the public for information and a cook out. Though the public participation numbers were small, the afternoon hosted a nice social for fire district members and plans are already underway for next year’s event which will be held October 9 through 15. Remember to check the batteries in you smoke detectors and clean chimney and ash trays to prepare for the coming months of winter.
Sam and Kami Nicolds have been blessed with a healthy baby boy born on October 3 which is also his Grandmother Alberta’s birthday. Congratulations and best wishes to all the family.
Catron County Community Advisory Board
There will be a brochure titled “Initiative for Health and Wellness” which will soon be mailed to all residence of Catron County. Special thanks go to Keith Spiller who has worked so tirelessly to develop the final copy. This is a very informative information packet and is worth your time and effort in understanding. A similar initiative was recently adopted in the Datil area.
At 6 pm on October 29 reserve High School will hold its annual Fall Carnival for all to celebrate the Halloween Season.
A Recognized Local
This month Luna resident Alex Paterson has been spotlighted in the free Glenwoood Gazette Circular. Mary Alice Murphy has written a wonderful article about the years of dedication and respect that Mr. Paterson holds for the history of those who have come before him.
Flu vaccines; either injection or nasal mist are available at drug stores and Dr’s offices and will also be available at 10 am October 21 through the Reserves Schools for younger eligible family members. This is an important protection of yourselves, your neighbors and the ones you love. Please get your vaccination as soon as possible. You cannot get the flu from the vaccine and it takes about 2 weeks to build your immunity.
Do you, your parents, or grandparents have boxes of old, dusty 35 mm slides or film negatives lying around? There are relatively inexpensive 35 mm slide and negative digital converters on the market now that make it easy to convert them to high-quality digital images with just the touch of a button. The converter scans images and also comes with photo editing software to help you crop and edit the photos, and convert negatives into positives. Plus, it's easily portable (good for a trip to Grandma's house), and plugs into the USB port of your PC or laptop for transferring scanned images.
Quote of the week:
“October's poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter."
~ Nova Bair