Thursday, September 13, 2007
Becky Robinson new town clerk
The monthly town meeting was held last Wednesday, September 5 with Mayor Pierpont presiding. Alderwoman Lott, Aldermen Bledsoe and Morton were in attendance.
At this meeting: Becky Robinson was hired as our new town clerk and she is doing a wonderful job. Welcome aboard, Becky.
The town is asking for volunteers for the new Design and Review committee, so call the town hall if you are interested in this important position. Mayor Pierpont reported that Jim Wilson has graciously agreed to expand our new library by building us more bookshelves for donated movies. Drop off some of your old books and movies at the library located inside the town hall while you check out some new ones. Billy Briggs, our maintenance personnel, is attending water certification school this week.
Our miniature golf course is still on hold, due to the lack of funds to purchase the green carpet to cover the holes. Snow Lakers, your help is needed to complete this wonderful family activity in time for the cooler weather.
Check yourself for ticks after being outside in this heavily wooded area. A friend of mine was in the intensive care unit recently and almost lost his life due to a tick bite.
The community center is having a garage sale in October. If you have any items to donate, please call Emily Kohn at 224-8707 and she will make arrangements for your items to be picked up if necessary.
Hubby and I are heading up to New Brunswick and Maine to see more water and then south to see the fall leaves, while our children housesit.
Knowing Hubby, he will convince me that “our lake” is more beautiful than any other body of water and “our leaves” are prettier than any other leaves, so my guess is that we will return much quicker than planned.
As we were making our plans for our vacation, we retraced our steps of several years ago from north Mississippi to what we now call “home,” Snow Lake Shores. We were living in Memphis and Hubby wanted to retire on a lake north of Destin, Fla. We spent a winter there looking for the perfect lake, only to be disappointed with the area and the dried up lakes. We then continued our search to the mountains of North Carolina; but the once beautiful lakes were also dried up, making it impossible for most residents to board their boats from their dock.
After we returned home, our entire family realized that we all belonged together, so off we went looking for a lake community close to our children and grandchildren. After looking at every lake community that we could find close to Memphis and performing the necessary due diligence for considering retirement in the “other” lake communities, we became frustrated with the lack of beauty and organization that came with many of those communities.
Finally, we decided to settle for the least of all the evils; another dried up lake, but as we were driving to purchase the house that we were “not” in love with, we were informed that it had been sold a few hours earlier.
Being somewhat disgusted that day, Hubby remembered Snow Lake from his teenage years and asked directions when we were in the town of Tunica. We were told to turn left on Hwy. 4 and keep going until we reached the lake.
Expecting old fishing cabins and gravel roads, we were in awe when we saw the beautiful water and spillway that is the “front door” to this beautiful lake. We entered the east side and immediately saw a lot for sale on Overlook, so we walked down to the lake and sat on an old swing facing the lake. While swinging and looking at this beautiful lake, I looked at Hubby and said, “I’m home.” We looked at each other, smiled, and the rest is history!
There is something about this beautiful lake that has Snow Lakers all together; such as people with a common appreciation of beauty, simple people, friends being friends, and of course, food! Boy, do we come a-runnin’ whenever there is food in the community center.
Call or e-mail me and allow me to share your reasons for settling here as a week-ender, or as a full- timer, at Snow Lake Shores so I can share it with other Snow Lakers. I’m sure they will find it good readin’!
The Big Monthly Breakfast will be held this Saturday, the 15th from 7-9 a.m. After the breakfast, stroll on over to the corporation meeting where you will learn how your elected board of directors is managing your beautiful lake and common grounds. After the meeting, president Graves throws the floor open for your input and questions. That is a special time for the audience to participate in the ‘goins’ on here at the lake.
Don’t forget Pot Luck next Saturday, September 22. Join your friends and neighbors at 6:30 p.m. for some delicious food. Maybe you’ll be lucky enough to win the drawing.
Remember to call or email me if you have anything you consider “newsworthy,” and I’ll put it in my article. Be sure and contact me if you have an amusing story of how you became a Snow Laker.
Mama Beck is once again in the hospital in Ripley. Stanley Bezzo needs our prayers and support in this difficult time. Remember those who lost their loved ones on September 11 and as a result of this horrific act, pray that our servicemen who are fighting a world away may come home safely to their loved ones.
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