By Kaye Mindar
When we are told to “remember”; it means that it is a truth we once knew, not something that we still need to learn. Waking up this morning I felt an overwhelming sense of not taking a single breath for granted. Always Remember.
This past week we realized a freedom that is never to be taken for granted or forgotten. It is the ability to vote in a free election and being able to do so in safety because of those who have fought and died for that liberty to be ours.
Remember; you woke up safe in your bed because of the Veterans whom we will honor next week. They are counted as far back as the very land we live on.
Remember; you have the choice to read this newspaper and to have or not to have, the unlimited television access and the Internet stations through the air waves because you live in a free country that literally continues to fight for that privilege to be yours.
Remember; that you can pray however and wherever you choose and you do not have to fear for your very life if someone caught you on your knees because of the great nation we live in.
Remember; you have a right to agree or disagree with me, because of those same freedoms that are written and enforced against those who would take them away from you.
Remember; to never take a single breath for granted.
Luna counted a proud turnout of voters on Tuesday with lines of as many as 8 people at various times of the day.
Congratulations to Sam and Kami Nicolds on the birth of their baby Brigham Nicolds. Brigham was born on his grandma Alberta Nicolds’ birthday October 2.
We have also had a few new families move into town and we welcome you with the warmest of wishes as you settle in here in the Luna Valley.
Girl’s volleyball season for the Reserve Mountaineers has just ended and basketball season will begin soon. From Luna we wish Destinee Navarro, Rachael, Emily, Joe Nicolds, Kori and Katelyn Nicolds the best of luck as they participate.
There’s a new marquee in town. The Luna Community Center is sporting a new sign out in front of the building that updates everyone to what’s happening with community activities and the county Health Counsel. Bobby Howell obtained it through the Catron County Health Counsel and it will be updated with news from the community. Bobby will be updating it and you can contact him to make sure your group and activity are represented. Please no personal or business advertising.
There will a community yard sale on the 19th and 20th. Cheryl Green is overseeing the arrangements and there will be more information posted or you may contact Cheryl to reserve your space.
LaVor and Myrna Nikolaus traveled to San Diego, California recently to celebrate their wedding anniversary and Myrna’s birthday.
Suzan Ley recently returned from a trip with friends to the east coast to sightsee in Virginia and drove a bit of the Appalachian Trail. This had been in the planning stage for many years and was a truly wonderful trip.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Luna Ward will be holding their annual Thanksgiving dinner on November 19. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend, watch for more information to be posted.
Thanks to Ann Sullivan for sending me the annual Wilson-Cobb History and Genealogy conference flyer. This year the conference was held in October with a second session last week in Roswell. The theme of the conference was our ability to use federal resources in our search. There is a wealth of information at our fingertips. Did we miss out? No! Now that the conference has been held the information that was shared is documented and available to research if you contact the library.