Intellectual Nourishment

The nice part about living in a small town is that when you don't know what you are doing, someone else does.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

September GSSD Meeting

By Sara Laub
The GSSD board members met again after two months. The grant for the chlorination system was not taken care of during the summer since Odean Bowler was so busy. Nadine Heaton and Scott Holt said they would help get the grant done with Bowler. They are hoping to have the meter read with the chlorination system put in next year.
Don Norton has received permission to add another water share to Gunlock’s water source, transferring a share from Veyo. With this addition, there will be 101 shares if it all works out.
The elections this year will be simple since Scott Holt was the only person to submit his name as a candidate and there are three vacancies. Odean Bowler said he was submitting his name late. There will not be an election since there are not enough candidates, and Holt and Bowler will just be appointed. The last opening will be appointed when a volunteer has presented themselves. The board said Gunlock residents will vote for the NWSSD and the Transportation District by mailing in ballots.
The board is expecting to go over expenses during the October meeting.

October or Halloween Recipe

Do children even eat dinner on Halloween? Well even if they don’t, here is one way to use up some pumpkins.
Pumpkin Sauce for Pasta
3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 LB pumpkin flesh, peeled seeded and diced (use one pumpkin about 1 3/4 LB)
8 fl oz strong vegetable stock
2 tbsp. parsley, or 1 tsp. dried parsley
4 fl oz single cream
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
pinch of salt
pinch of ground black pepper
pasta, freshly cooked, to serve
Gently fry the garlic and onion in the oil for 3 or 4 minutes. Do not allow them to burn. Add the pumpkin and vegetable stock and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer over a medium heat for 15  minutes, stirring occasionally, until the pumpkin is tender. Break up the pumpkin by beating it with a wooden spoon, and stir in the parsley, cream, nutmeg and seasoning. Cook for a further minute and add a little of the pasta cooking water if the sauce is too thick. Pour over the pasta and serve immediately. Serves 3.

An Errand of Duty

By Sara Erickson
As the wind slowly blew the leaves up the street towards the place where I was to meet, an old friend that lived his life to its end with nothing but a spirits worry to lend. He glided along the street where no one was out. Only I had the gift to see him about. His eyes with no life searching for me, I knew it was his turn to be. It was only us two that could share this body’s will. I slipped myself out and left the body still. The trees were the only witnesses in their watchful way, as the other slipped on its clothes for the day, leaving me with nothing but an eye, to see people passing lively by.

The task in life that the old witch left us, was kind enough to leave us this much, a shabby old man with his clothes dangling white, with elephant wrinkles that were a sight. His only tooth was brushed with care, that glistened with his greasy hair.

Our duty was to find the silver spoon. The only one that sings the noble tune. The tune that makes the bright sun to rise, with harmony that not one could despise. With the respected body getting old and weak we have finally reached a clue to speak. In overhearing a town person’s talk of the rose garden with gigantic stalks, lays a spoon of a silver shining, but he could not pick it up, not even slightly. There was power sensed as he grew near. He didn’t get too close because of his fear. He ran as far as he could to leave it’s presence, for not all spoons were with that sense.
The excitement my friend and I had pushed us to go onward and be glad. We could only run to this garden of sweet roses. In no time we reached it as it enlightened our noses. We had no problem grabbing the wondrous spoon, the hard part was getting to the witch soon. Will this old man help us finish our task? Or will he wither away, dare I ask?

The life long journey is coming to a close, for we had found the spoon next to a rose. My partner shall be the great one to head toward the light of the sun, where the witch lives at the highest peak, of the tallest mountain by the glittering creek.

My friend had the impossible to climb, and I could do nothing but be a guide. The excitement was driving me on, but for the old man he was almost gone. “Grab a shrub and pull some more, Only a few more feet to her door.” With the spirit’s will in his eye gave strength to the body to reach the sky. The night swooped in and came my turn, we switched places and I right then learned that climbing this mountain was harder than thought, but with the other urging me on, I couldn’t stop.

As I reached the door in weariness, the witch received me with happiness. The spoon she took with tumbling delight and set it with the singing fork and knife. The trio sang a breath taking song, and the body that I had belong, withered away with honors and gratitude. It had done its purpose just to us few. It left my friend and I ever so free, to continue our spirit life to every degree.

Wedding Announcement

D. Craig & Windy Sullivan are excited to announce the marriage of their daughter
Reba Shae Sullivan
Christopher Merritt Leonard
Son of Donald M. & Karen Leonard
On Friday, October 9, 2009
In the St. George LDS Temple
The reception will be held Friday, October 9th from 5:00-8:00pm at the Sullivan Residence.
353 S. Hwy 18
Central, UT 84722

Halloween Treasure Bottles

This project is great to make for a child's Halloween party, to give as Halloween gifts or to make and use as a game for a Halloween party. They are simple to make and fun as well! With just a few things that you can pick up at craft stores, dollar stores and mass retailers, you can put these together quick and easy.
A treasure bottle is basically an empty water bottle that has been filled with trinkets, small toys and household objects and filled with bird seed. You make a list of everything that you put in the bottle and let the kids find each item by shaking the bottle and rolling it around to find the objects buried inside. You want to use a certain shape and size bottle, one that is smooth, cylindrical and not too wide.
What You'll Need:
Empty and dry water bottles with caps
About 40 small Halloween related items per bottle
10 pound bag of Parakeet Seed or other fine bird seed
Funnel that fits bottle mouth
Measuring Scoop
Craft Glue (to glue the lid on)
List of Items
Stretch ribbon or cord in orange or black
Halloween Pens or Pencils
Print a list of all the items inside the bottle. Use a hole punch to put a hole in the upper left hand corner. Run an orange or black stretch ribbon through the hole and tie around the neck of the bottle. You can include a Halloween themed pencil if you like.

Pumpkin Wordsearch


Gunlock Town Events for October

Oct. 1: GSSD water board meeting. 7pm at the Gunlock Town hall.
Oct 8: Gunlock Fire Department Meeting. 7pm at the fire station.
Oct 28: Community Pinewood Derby. 6pm at the Church building.
Oct 31: Halloween
Nov 1: Day Light Savings Ends