Thursday, August 26, 2010

Truly Enjoy The County Fair

Luna News
By Kaye Mindar

This week is a busy one for many here in Luna with artwork, 4-H animals, talents to show, various projects and sales booths at the Catron County Fair in Reserve. We wish all the participants luck with their projects. The agenda is a full one so leave yourself plenty of time to truly enjoy the festivities at the fairgrounds.

Wake up Call

With winter months approaching quickly some of us in Luna had a wake-up call last Saturday morning when the power went out for about four hours. Once Navopache Electric was alerted to the situation the linemen had to come from Lakeside, Ariz. This seemed to be a practice run from Mother Nature and we are grateful that we could take stock in our preparedness. The skies were blue and the day began like any other Saturday.
With one hiccup in the lines we were quickly taking inventory. Were there were batteries in the flashlights? Water reserves for drinking and non-potable use? What about gasoline in generators and vehicles?
It was a blessing to have a short trial run at the situation before seasons change and we will be looking at more serious questions of food and heating when this happens again, because here in Luna it is a given. Is there a list of emergency contacts close by your telephone and do you have a telephone that is not cordless or needing to be charged?
Have we been the grasshopper or the ant this summer season? And the most important question in true Luna community fashion, do we have enough to help our neighbors?


Monday morning Ellen Swapp Kiehne was laid to rest; after suffering a stroke; at the Luna Cemetery near her husband Tom Lee.
Mrs. Kiehne was a direct descendant of the original Luna settlers and a household name in the history of the Luna Valley. She was appointed Postmistress in 1955 and her husband Tom owned the Luna Mercantile and Post Office for over 30 years. They were responsible for the store’s remodeling and the original Post Office boxes being brought to Luna.
Mrs. Kiehne was also the Postmistress that made history in July of 1969, when she hand stamped hundreds of letters received in Luna from all over the world to commemorate the first landing on the moon. (Luna being the Latin and Spanish name for moon) She will be missed and we wish to send all of our love to her family and extended family.

Luna Community Center

A multi-state concealed weapons class will be held September 3 and 4 at the Community Center. For Registration and added information please contact Joyce Laney by Sept. 1.

Preparedness Corner

There will only be four more canning sessions held this year at the Luna Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. They are scheduled for Thur. Sept 2; Fri. Oct 1 and 29 and Friday Dec 3
2011 canning dates are to be announced.
Please contact Joyce Laney for orders and more information.


It is not too early or late to think about special holiday gifts to give this season and calendars make wonderful gifts. Not only are they easy and inexpensive to create using your computer or the services of the local copy shop. You can either make it a current family calendar to help far-flung family keep in touch with family photos, birthdays and anniversaries. Or you can create a calendar that commemorates your ancestors with old photos and your ancestor's birthdays, marriage dates, etc. Either way, now is a good time to have fun and be creative before the stress sets in.

Quote of the week

“The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.”
~Barbara Kingsolver

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