By Kaye Mindar
Last week we introduced a new goal setting section co-named “The 12 weeks to the New Year.” In it we will introduce a new concept headlining 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.
Now in Week 2: With Halloween approaching and the stores pushing Thanksgiving and Christmas filled shelves upon us, this goal will take a little more effort. This step is still very simple, just breathe: if you must; count 1, 2, 3 as you inhale and 1, 2, 3 as you exhale. Write in your journal or booklet about a special smell, memory, color or store display that all by itself makes you smile throughout your day. Hold on to it, dwell on it and savor it. But oh yes, above all else; show your gratitude for it, no matter how small.
New Business in Town
We would like to welcome to town Jason Duncan’s new gun store. The Southwest Shooting Authority is located at the old Trout Creek facility and here is one way we won’t soon forget their phone number; it is 575-547-AK47. There are big plans for the new facility including a shooting range with certified instructors, gunsmithing, reloading equipment, gun and ammo sales and LE discounts. Stop in and welcome them to town and see what they have to offer.
Community Center Upgrades
A much needed septic tank was installed at the Luna Community Center. With more and more clubs and groups suing this facility it is a blessing to be able to upgrade it as it shows its age and wear. Thanks to Gusty Faust for the work that was done.
At 6p.m. on October 29 Reserve High School will hold its annual Fall Carnival for all to celebrate the Halloween Season.
A Trip of a Lifetime
It has been many years in the planning stages, but Susan Ley, Joyce Smallwood and Arlene Setterbo finally got to experience a vacation of a lifetime when they recently flew to Virginia, then drove the Sky Line drive of the Shenandoah National Park. They stayed in a cabin built in 1830 and then saw parts of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The lucky women also visited sites such as President Jefferson’s home at Monticello in Virginia and enjoyed a carriage ride in Lexington. It is always fun to hear of the travels of others and the enjoyment our freedom allows us in this great country.
Have you ever wondered what to do with the food storage items you’ve been asked to store? This is the perfect time of year to find the books and items needed and in the most unusual places. This is a perfect time for end of the year yard and estate sales and over flowing thrift stores as people clean out cabins and relocate for the winter months.
Is there someone in your family who shows specific characteristics of a long ago relative? Take the time to write their story, along with photos and any information you or other close relatives may have and present it to them for a keepsake Holiday gift. You can put together as little as a page of statistical information that they can add to or add as much as a full basket of make-ups, perfumes, aftershaves, or trinkets that were once worn by that ancestor. You are only limited by your imagination.
Quote of the week:
“A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween.”