Thursday, January 11, 2007
Snow Lake News
Sue Shears is off again; welcome new writer
Hello Snow Lake residents; my name is Barbara Salling and I will be writing this column with hopes of informing you of the latest news in our beautiful community. Sue Shears has graciously written this column for many years and we all owe her a debt of gratitude. Happy traveling, Sue.
I hope everyone had a happy and healthy year. Wouldn’t it be nice if 2007 were as bright as the moonlight was on our lake last week? What a beautiful New Year’s gift the Lord gave us.
Sadly, we lost some wonderful friends and neighbors in 2006 that will be greatly missed. Let’s not forget the loved ones they left behind. This winter will be lonely for them, so take time to visit and call them often to let them know that you have them in your thoughts.
Snow Lake’s first town meeting of the year was held on Tuesday, January 2, presided over by our newly elected mayor, Laurie Pierpont. The mayor addressed our water supply safety due to concerns of a few homeowners. She explained that water samples are taken by a certified water operator and sent to Jackson and Benton County. All reports indicate that our water quality is in “fine shape and our well is in good working order.” Janet Jones, our town clerk, is attending school to become a certified water operator and within one year she will be qualified to take the samples, thereby reducing the cost for testing the water. The Mayor asked that we remind everyone to turn off their water supply line at the road if expecting to be away during cold periods. Also you can call town hall and leave an emergency number if you are planning on being out of town and want our police department to check on your home.
The Corporation’s board of directors voted to keep the boat ramp gate locked in order to prevent non-members from utilizing the lake. Authorized members, whose numbers are listed on our new sign at the launch, will assist members with the lock. We realize this may cause us some inconvenience, but it is necessary for everyone’s safety. New family, renters and three-day guest passes for 2007 are available in the office. The corporation office is now selling conforming lot numbers that must be placed on both sides of every boat.
Just a reminder; this time next year the lake will be lowered for just a few weeks. This gives us time to plan for any improvements, repairs or new construction. I will inform you later this year concerning any regulations that have to be followed.
Momma Beck just turned 96. She has never been sick, cooks her own food and goes out to eat every week. She kept up with the young ones at the Halloween Party when she played Pass the Balloon. When you sit a spell with her you always come away with a tickle in your heart.
Joy Priest and Ed McCulley are home from the hospital and doing fine. We wish them a speedy recovery. Please call Sue Graves at 224-3264 if you know of any of our neighbors who are sick or who need our assistance.
Don’t forget our breakfast and corporation meeting on January 20 and pot luck on January 27.
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