Friday, June 4, 2010

Memorial Day Had Something For Just About Everybody

Luna News
By Kay Mindar

Memorial Day is unofficially the beginning of the summer and tourist season and here in Luna we saw many in and around town that were enjoying the beautiful weather.
There was something for everyone here and in surrounding areas with craft and rummage sales, vintage car shows, motorcycle riders and bicycle groups. Extended families and friends enjoyed the sunshine and scenery. The Luna cemetery benefited by the many visitors who came to town to decorate the graves of servicemen and ancestors.

A memorial service was held Monday for Merle Reynolds. Family and friends gathered at the Luna Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to pay their respects. Merle was the son of Harry and “Lottie” Reynolds.

The tourist months bring many visitors from Eastern Europe to Luna to take pictures. Why? Apparently our own Luna Service Station is world famous and they just have to get a photo of the sign and building. In searching we could not find a specific reference on travel sites, although at you will see wonderful pictures in Linda Aragon’s Guide to Southwest New Mexico.

Big changes are being made for the Luna Park in their new location at the Community Center. At 9 a.m. the next two Saturdays are being set aside as community work days to set up equipment and prepare the grounds. There will also be a 50/50 raffle held to boost the Park’s funds so watch for upcoming ticket sales.

This year’s Independence Day celebration will be held Saturday July 3 at the community center and new park.

In preparation for this summer festivities, many thanks go out to LaVor and Myrna Nikolaus for their service in mowing the grass and weeds around the old church.

Many in Luna have noticed a change in their cell phone reception in the past week; some nearly jumping out of their skin when their pockets start singing ringtones and others are enjoying a long awaited signal where before there was only dead air space. We have to admit there are some of us who liked being able to say we were out of area and had to turn ourselves off from 24/7 calls and text messages. The specific information on the tower is still vague. If you are experiencing difficulties in programming your cell phone you are encouraged to call your wireless provider for help.

Mark your calendars for the second annual Preparedness Fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Stake Center across the street from Basha’s in Eagar, Arizona. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend. There will be over 50 booths with a wealth of information, hands on demos and mini classes. Also a U. of A. extension office representative will be on hand to test the gauges on pressure cookers for accuracy.

It is never too late to start; Project Noah flyers are still available by sending a legal envelope with double postage to P.O. Box 42 Luna, NM 87824.

Quote of the week:
“You might as well fall flat on your face as you lean over too far backward."
~James Thurber


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