Thursday, May 6, 2010

4H Rabies Clinic, Bake Sale A Success

Luna News
By Kaye Mindar

The annual 4-H rabies clinic and bake sale were a great success even with a few glitches of the food bank truck arriving at the Community Center a week early.
This was the last Luna food bank truck until further notice. If you are a family in need there are other monthly delivery sources available in Arizona and New Mexico.

The Luna Playground and Park was officially moved this past Saturday. Thanks to many who came out and worked volunteering time and equipment. There is still need for set up and a few more items moved to the community center grounds, contact Ann Marie Nicolds if you can help. The Luna Fire and Ambulance has need to expand their buildings and parking area and the community center site is much better suited for community and family functions.

Patti Swapp started the rodeo season out right by winning yet another saddle in the Arizona State National Barrel Horse Association finals held at the San Carlos casino recently. Patti won the 4D saddle on her horse, Miss Priss.

The Luna transfer station will see a new friendly face as we say goodbye to Charles Moyers, who has been the dump attendant the past few months. Our new attendant will be Eugene Snyder. The transfer station hours are Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In Luna, we do not have much of a growing season and only a few are successful in gardening. The fact is, any effort you put into your home preparedness is important. If a greenhouse is not in your budget, have you tried flower pot gardening? Having fresh tomatoes most of the year is a real treat if you have the space. Something to research and plan for is edible landscaping; and I don’t mean for the elk. Decorate paths with usable foliage, herbs and cold weather plants. There are many articles from simple to elaborate that will make spring, summer and fall in your yard not only more beautiful but yummy.

Do you really know where the physical traits come from in your family? Looking at family stories and digging deeper into records may surprise you. As I helped a niece with a school project it was like reading a family record for the first time as I found that my paternal greatgreat-grandfather was over 6 feet tall with red hair. We knew the “tall” gene was probably there, but we always assumed the red hair was from the British Isles on our maternal side. New family history software has places for physical characteristics; and don’t forget photographs. Don’t bypass this. Take time and research all that you can, you never know how many generations later this information will be cherished and even prove useful.

Quote of the week
"My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to 99 cents a can. That's almost $7 in dog money."
~ Joe Weinstein


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