Friday, November 20, 2009

True Meaning Of The Holidays

Luna News
by Kaye Mindar

Though the holidays bring joy and a good spirit into most of our lives, they can also bring a lot of anxiety about maintaining a culturally sensitive celebratory environment in a diverse world.
We should follow our traditions and be able to share with each other in respect and love our differences. You may want to decorate your home or business for the holidays in a way that says you are festive without subscribing to one tradition or system of beliefs so that all may feel your inner peace and hope during the winter season.
There is always something to celebrate outside
of religion. It can be the winter solstice, or just the spirit of giving peace and goodwill.
We can all develop traditions and still encourage other people to share in the many celebrations of the season.
History In The Making
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest Alpine, Arizona Ranger District was chosen this year to supply the Nation’s Capital Christmas tree. All is going according to plan and to follow this historic event you can go to
Christmas tree permits are available to cut your own trees on the Gila National Forest. The Luna Work center will offer permits beginning the day after Thanksgiving.
The Luna work center is open on Thursdays and Fridays only; Pinon tree permits are free and other species are $10 each, one per household.
Fire Dept. Open House
From 2 to 5 p.m, Saturday, Nov. 21, the Luna Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Association will hold an open house with eight stations of interest and safety education. They will be giving away one smoke detector per Luna household and there will be three separate drawings for kitchen type fire extinguishers.
There will also be a free hot dog and hamburger cookout. The Ambulance Association will be set up for vitals check, blood pressure and glucose sticks for adults.
LDS Christmas Dinner
At 6 p.m. Friday Dec. 18, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will be holding their annual pot luck Christmas dinner and they will be bringing in a special guest for the children. All are welcome and invited to attend for an evening of socializing and relaxing with friends.
Preparedness Corner
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