Thursday, September 23, 2010

News From Luna

By Kaye Mindar

Here in Luna, we see the seasons change more by the makeovers in the latest fashions than the transformations of the leaves on the cottonwoods and aspen trees. There is a wave of camouflage trends showing up around town and hunting season is in full swing now with elk hunts lined up one after another. Remember to purchase your habitat stamp required on the Gila National Forest. This year they are no longer available in Reserve at Henry’s Corner; you will now have to purchase stamps and any over the counter licenses at the Apache Creek store.

Rodeo Time

Patti Swapp is still riding at her best in barrel racing competitions and recently won the average in the 3d on her young horse Addie Lena. Congratulations.

Fire Department

Luna Volunteer Fire Depart-ment held elections last Saturday among the members for officer positions. Luna VFD is happy to welcome a few new members and sad to see others move on. There is a lot of work to be done in the department and new memberships are always welcome. Eugene Snyder was elected Chief with Dan Mindar serving as Assistant Chief and Idonna Bradford as Secretary.

Luna Community Center

A Labor Day rummage sale was held over the holiday weekend at the Luna Community Center and was a benefit to the park. A Huge Thank You goes out to all who donated, participated and shopped.

Preparedness Corner

With the season changes and the nights getting cooler it is time to think about the harvest. One way to be prepared and confident in adding to your home storage is to contact the local extension service at the County Courthouse in Reserve to have your pressure canner lid tested and pick up recipes for canning and preserving that are adjusted to our altitude. Also look up updated guidelines on safe food handling via the Internet on sites such as or


Whether you are a committed genealogist with boxes full of documents, or someone with just a few old family photos to start with, you can put together a great keepsake for a relative or friend. This is a perfect gift for Christmas, Mother's Day, Father's Day, a wedding anniversary, at the birth of a child, or at any time of year. The first thing to do is decide on the focus of the heritage, or family tree, scrapbook: choosing a small family group will make the project easier. Since the idea is to provide an in-depth look at specific ancestors and how they lived, limiting the number of people will keep the project manageable. One good plan is to choose one couple and their children, including additional generations only when the first family is complete.

Quote of the week:
"What you make and what you do with your time is more important than you will ever fathom and should be treated as such."
~Lain Thomas


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