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webmaster | 11/07/12

First off, congrats to the winners. Think they will keep all their promises? Well, now that we have that over with, let’s move on, shall we.

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Light show. The new folks, Red Rock Environmental, who took over the waste disposal site at Fairmead, really have lit up the place. Driving by “the dump” at night, I noticed the array of lights looked very similar to the scene of the alien spacecraft landing in “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” And, according to some “high up” county personnel, with the mess the previous contractor has left the place they may find something besides prehistoric bones for the nearby Discovery Center.

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The Elks are educating. And they’re educated, too. Not the animal variety, (though actual elk have been known to be pretty smart), but our local lodge members. During the next two weeks they will bring smiles and knowledge to third grade students in the school district by giving away free dictionaries to the children.

Somewhere between now and the end of then, Elks members Timi Milor or Debbie Samora will hand a kid the 10,000th dictionary of this four-year old project. Way to go, Elks...


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