Thursday, August 2, 2007
Ladies Auxiliary yard sale set for Saturday on Hwy. 4
Someone really loves Snow Lake! This past week Don Jeanes was seen stripping the old roof from the community center, causing board members to become anxious because a new roof was not in the budget. When asked, Don said that he was carrying out the wish of an anonymous donor’s request. What a wonderful thing for someone to do for our community! This gift will be enjoyed for many years to come. Whoever you are, we surely appreciate your kind and generous deed!
The Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor a yard sale this Saturday, August 4 at Ashland Discount Outlet on Highway 4. The sale starts at 8 a.m. and there will be lots of great bargains, so be there early. This sale is for a good cause, with all proceeds going to our fire department.
The town meeting will be held this Monday, the 6th at 7 p.m., so plan on attending.
On Saturday night, August 11, at 6 p.m., the community center will be serving hamburgers and homemade ice cream. Come join your friends for some fellowship while enjoying a juicy burger and some old time homemade ice cream.
The Big Monthly Breakfast and the corporation meeting will be on the 18th of this month, followed by potluck on the 25th. Mark your calendars!
It seems that we are not the only recipients of the by-product of Canadian geese. A town in California reports that geese have taken up residence in their city park and are depositing about a ton of “goose poop” a week in the park. It seems that these geese can devour approximately seven pounds of grass a day and deposit back about six pounds of “by-product” a day! Considering that they can weigh up to twenty pounds and live 18-20 years, they make quite an impression on the landscape of our country. Experts reported that the geese population has tripled in the U.S. during the last few years.
We have approximately 160 geese here at Snow Lake that are stripping the greenway of the dam of the beautiful green grass that used to adorn it. Last week I reported on several remedies that has been tried in other areas of the country but without much success. This week I found a new invention that is “guaranteed” to make our feathered friends move on.
This new invention is placed on land or water and it flashes bright yellow lights at night, which disturb the geese while they sleep, so they move on to a new more peaceful area. This item is expensive, but the testimonies from golf course and lake managers are impressive. I am sure the corporation will look at all possibilities so that we can get some relief.
In some areas of the country, geese have been rounded up by workers and transported almost a hundred miles away, but they quickly returned “home”, even before the workers! Humans can’t convince a goose to move, they have to make that decision on their own.
Count Down: Five months until the lake is lowered for you to repair, replace or build a new boathouse or dock. Several residents have already contracted for their work to be done. Be sure you get an honest contractor. Get some references and examine his work.
This lake is almost fifty years old and several boathouses, docks and pontoons are showing their age and have become an eyesore as well as dangerous. If you need help, especially to remove an old pontoon that is unusable, call the corporation office and your neighbors will help if possible.
Sadly, we lost Mike Westmoreland last week when he succumbed to cancer. Pray for his family, as we know he will be sadly missed.
Also say a prayer for our men and women in Iraq and in other countries. Pray that they are kept from harm as they fight in 140 degree heat and that they are sent proper equipment immediately, to protect them from the terrorists’ land mines and suicide bombers.
Have a good week and email me if you have anything you would like to see in print.
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