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.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

November GSSD Meeting

By Rachel Campbell
The majority of the November water board meeting was taken in discussion of the new chlorination system. One of the engineers working on the project from Alpha Engineering was in attendance to present the suggested plan of action. It was determined that using gaseous chlorine would be less expensive than the tablet system previously considered. The Board was worried about the toxicity of the gas should there be a leak in the tank, but the engineer reassured them that as long as their was a vent in the chlorination building, that it would not be an issue.
The proposed system would take the pump from the Smith’s tank and put it after the chlorination building where it would pump water back up to the tank it originated from in a newly installed pipeline. This chlorination system would bring the water system up to code, chlorination-wise, with as little cost to the town as possible.
To pay for the system, the town needs a grant. The grant requires an income survey of every household. Most everyone should have already completed this before the December meeting, but if you have not, please come to the meeting so that the board can get that information. The December meeting will also host the public hearing for the 2010 budget and the water board will be filling the two board vacancies.
New lights will be installed at the park next to the pedestal in the corner. The lights will be new photocell lights which are more expensive, but more energy efficient.

Chrismtas Humor

"What do you call people who are afraid of Santa Claus? Claustrophobic."
-- Unknown

"I stopped believing in Santa Claus when my mother took me to see him in a department store, and he asked for my autograph."
-- Shirley Temple

"You know you're getting old, when Santa starts looking younger."
-- Robert Paul

Even before Christmas has said Hello, it's saying 'Buy Buy'
-- Robert Paul

"I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, toys not included."
-- Bernard Manning

"Christmas is the season when people run out of money before they run out of friends."
-- Larry Wilde

Reply to the November News

Thanks for your newsletter.
I just wanted to tell you of one of the funniest Halloween parties I remember. I think the year was 1949, everyone had gathered at the "Old church house" for fun and games. All the benches were pushed back against the wall. Everyone in town dressed up. My mom, Jessie Hunt, said she wasn't feeling well and would not be attending and she was going to bed. So we all went without her. In those days there was not such a thing as bought masks, and costumes, you had to come up with your own which was really a fun part of it.
So we are all having a great time when in through the front door came this old man and woman. They were kind of like bums/tramps. They went around poking people and laughing this hideous laugh. When finally they "unveiled." It was MY MOTHER and MILT HOLT.
Oh how we all laughed. It was certainly "THE" talk of the town for weeks. I thought you might enjoy that little story.
-Mary Ellen Strong

Cowboy Christmas Party

Ya'll Come
December 12, 2009
at Eagle Mountain Ranch
Dutch Oven Dinner
and Program
(Local Talent)
Cowboy Dress
This is gunna be some kind of round-up!
-Activities Committee of Gunlock Ward


By Sara Laub
On behalf of the Gunlock Informer, I wanted to say thank you for your support in so many ways. I really appreciate the articles, pictures and spotlights that have been submitted, and also for monetary contributions and donated supplies. All these things make the newsletter better. Thank you!


What shall we give the children?
Christmas is almost here.
Toys and games and playthings,
As we do every year?

Yes, for the magic of toyland,
Is part of the Yuletide lore
To gladden the heart of childhood,
But I shall give something more.

I shall give them more patience,
A more sympathetic ear,
A little more time for laughter,
Or tenderly dry a tear.

I shall take time to teach them
The joy of doing some task,
I'll try to find time to answer
More of the questions they ask.

Time to read books together,
And to take long walks in the sun,
Time for the bedtime story
After the day is done.

I shall give these to my children,
Weaving a closer tie.
Knitting our lives together
With gifts that money can't buy.


Christmas Crossword

December 2009 Events

Dec 3: GSSD Meeting at 7pm at the Town Hall
Dec 10: Fire Meeting @ 7pm
Dec 12: Cowboy Christmas Party @ 6pm at Eagle Mountain Ranch
Dec 23: Gunlock Christmas Party @ 6:30 at the town Hall. It is not on the 24th this year.
Dec 25: Christmas Day