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.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

February GSSD

By Sara Laub
The board has not heard back from the EPA if they are going to be fined. Roxanne Aplanalp was asked about the flood from someone from the EPA but there was no mention about the order. She said “in my mind we are okay with the EPA.”
Board members have been meeting with sources to see if Gunlock can get help rebuilding our water system that was washed out by the flood. There is progress from the meetings they have been to, but they have to wait and see.
The Smith Ranch connection is progressing slowly with some documentation to use their well. More still needs to be done.
A work order was put in to fix a few street lights. Some of the park fence posts are rotting and then falling down in the wind. Some repairs for the park and also for the valves and air valves will have to wait until the water system repair is figured out.
The certified operator asked to have a back up just in case she is not available. The board agreed that it would be a good idea. It will mostly be for finishing reports. The water is being chlorinated by hand by the operator since the system has not been fixed yet. Water testing went well last month. All tests passed fine and were reported on time.
The board is signing up for the RWAU conference to continue their training.

Letter to Editor:

Hi Sara Laub:
My name is Willi Leavitt Christensen. I live in Salt Lake. I come from a long line of Leavitt's. My Father was born in Gunlock. He is the brother of 17 children. (Vern Leavitt was my favorite uncle) I grew up spending a lot of my childhood in Gunlock and St George. I usually stayed with Rose and Glen Mcallister.
Judy Mcallister Hart is my cousin, who is exactly my age. I e-mail Maryellen Hunt Strong quite a bit, as she
e-mails me with interesting news and she has sent me this Gunlock Informer today. I would appreciate it if you would include me on the list. I so enjoy reading about what is going on down south. I was in Gunlock in September attending Glen Mcallister's funeral, but I was also able to spend time with MaryEllen and go to Gunlock for a visit with Jesse Hunt and MaryEllen.
My best memories of my childhood are Gunlock and St. George. Just warms my heart to hear about what is going on these days.

Willi Leavitt (Christensen)

PS: Loved the pictures

Quotes for Valentine's Day

• "Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes. There's too much fraternizing with the enemy." - Henry Kissinger
• "Love is being stupid together." - Paul Valery
• "Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch." - Cathy Carlyle
• "Love is a game that two can play and both win." - Eva Gabor
• "Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, and the joy in a heart." - Unknown
• "Falling in love is so hard on the knees." - Aerosmith
• "Give me a thousand kisses, then a hundred, then a thousand more." - Catullus
• "Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly." - Rose Franken
• "I love you like crazy, baby 'Cuz I'd go crazy without you." - Pixie Foudre
• "I don't understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine's Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon." -Unknown
• "What the world really needs is more love and less paper work." - Pearl Bailey
• "True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked." - Erich Segal
• "Love - a wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker." - Unknown
• "If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?" - Author Unknown

Valentine Presents

(From Dills)
Spend this Valentine's Day doing fun things.
All of the following ideas can be combined with a creative Valentine's date.
1. Buy two stuffed animals, one reflecting your personality and the other reflecting your love's personality. Dress them with telltale accessories. Attach a note on one that says, You're my...roaring lion... handsome hippo...gentle lamb...devoted puppy, frog disguised as a prince, and on the other, I'm your...pussycat, tiger, tootie muffin, cuddle bunny or whatever your nick name is.
2. Make a box-within-a-box package. Wrap a small item and place it in a larger box with an item that isn't wrapped. Wrap that box and place it in yet a larger box with another unwrapped item. Do this until you have one large box wrapped with loving messages written all over it.
3. Buy tickets to the movies or sports event and put the “prize” in a box of Cracker Jacks.
4. Make a CD of love songs and put it inside a clear plastic case. Design a cover and list each song and a little write-up on how it relates to your feelings or the memories of being together.
5. Wrap little gifts and hide them all over the house. Write up "hint" sheets for their locations. Play Scavenger Hunt.

Common Mistakes Made in Valentine's Day Gift Giving

From Claus
Believe it or not a lot of people make some pretty obvious gift giving mistakes at Valentine's. Fortunately the remedy is actually really simple. It's simply a matter of adding value to any gift that you buy.
Just to be clear, one of the biggest mistakes that people make at Valentine's or any gift giving occasion is that they forget to add value or meaning to a gift.
Now, you don't have to be a blacksmith or anything like that in order to make your piece of jewelry more meaningful. You don't have to do anything like that! It's not about modifying the gift that you are giving, although homemade gifts make it easier to add A LOT of meaning to the gift. But you already have to be invested in making it.
The easiest way to add meaning to a gift is through writing. That can be a simple little note that reminds her of your love and how the gift represents that love. You don't have to be poet; you just have to be honest, open, and not too obsessive.
Cool, now that you have that under your belt, let's pick things up a notch. You can graduate to maybe making clues or adding a card to a gift. Now, when I say add a card to your gift I don't mean let the card do the talking! It seems inherently better to write your own inscription on the card, rather than having someone else write it. As mentioned before, you don't have to be a poet; you just have to say what you mean.
Another great way to add meaning to a gift is to use video or pictures that you attach or associate with that gift. Just remember that it only takes a SMALL bit of imagination to add meaning to a gift.

President's Crossword Puzzle

3. Our last President
5. Was the youngest U.S. President and was shot in Dallas Texas
8. This president loved nature and most
children in the U.S. have a toy bear named after him.
9. His
wife was known as Lady Bird
1. Was forced to resign because of the Watergate scandal
2. The first United States President
4. Was shot by John Wilkes Booth
6. Former actor
7. Had a large dam named after him

Feb 2011 Calender

Gunlock Town Events
Feb 2: Ground Hog Day
Feb 3: GSSD meeting at 7pm @ the Town Hall.
Feb 10: Gunlock Fire Department meeting 7pm @ the Gunlock Fire Station
Feb 14: Valentine’s Day
Feb 21: Presidents’ Day
Mar 3: GSSD meeting @ 7pm at the Town Hall
Mar 9: NWSSD meeting 7pm @ Brookside Fire Station
Mar 10: Gunlock Fire Dept meeting at 7pm at the Gunlock Fire Station.
Mar 17: St. Patrick’s Day