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.

Friday, January 13, 2012

2011 Gunlock Christmas Program

Glenna Burdick wrote the script for “The Best Christmas Pagent Ever” for the youth in Gunlock to perform for the annual Christmas program this year.

There were many practices and the young women were involved to help with the larger production. The children did a great job performing their lines and singing the songs. The play was very fun to watch for all ages.

 At the end, Santa Claus came once again and delighted the children by calling their names and giving them their special gift. There was a large crowd in the Town Hall this year and Santa attended to all.

Sports Jokes

Submitted By Kevin, Samantha, and Derrick Laub

* Why did the football player go to the store?
Answer: To get his quarterback.

* Why did the baseball player go to the pet store?
Answer: To get his bat back

* Why did the basketball player take a weaving class?
Answer: He wanted to make more baskets

Invitation for Change

By Sara Laub 
    I am experiencing another change. As family circumstances continue to change, the newsletter cannot be part of it. I would like to invite anyone in Gunlock to continue writing the newsletter since I will no longer be available to do it. They can continue the newsletter in their own way. If there is no interest then I will just leave the blog up as it is. My last edition will be in February, since that will complete four years of me writing the Gunlock Informer.
   Thank you to all who have supported and enjoyed this newsletter with me. I have enjoyed Gunlock more while learning more information I have needed to gather to write this newsletter.
   Gunlock is a special place and having something to look at to see a current history has been rewarding for me, from holiday parties to the rodeo. I am not from a generational family in Gunlock but I appreciate the opportunity to have been part of making a history in this current time.


By Sara Laub 
   I’ll just come out and say it. I missed the GSSD meeting in January and my substitute wasn’t able to make it. There is no update for the GSSD meeting for the newsletter this month. My apologies.

Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes

*A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
*A lie cannot live.
*A man can't ride your back unless it's bent.
*A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.
*A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.
*A right delayed is a right denied.
*A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.
*A riot is the language of the unheard.
*All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
*All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
*Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.
*An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
*An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.
*At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.
*Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent.
*Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
*Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them.
*Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
*Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.
*Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.

Gunlock Town Events

Jan 1: New Years Day Jan 5: GSSD meeting @ Town Hall @7pm Jan 11: NWSSD meeting 7pm @ Brookside station. Jan 16: Martin Luther King Day Jan 19: Gunlock Fire Department meeting 7pm at the Gunlock Fire Station Feb 5: GSSD meeting @ Town Hall @ 7pm Feb 11: NWSSD meeting 7pm @ Brookside station Feb 14: Valentine’s Day Feb 20: President’s Day Feb 19: Gunlock Fire Department meeting 7pm @ the Gunlock Fire Station