Another week gone by, here it is the beginning of June; schools out, summer programs such as baseball, softball, swimming, etc., are underway. Everything is so pretty and green, but it will all soon be turning brown with these 90 degree days.
An anniversary party for Brayden Jueschke will be held in Colorado Springs on Saturday, June 9, to celebrate twenty-five years after receiving his heart transplant. Friends and family are all invited. Call (303) 823-5925 for directions to get there.
Brayden was born on January 16, 1993; a small baby boy to Laura (Leiding) and Joseph Jueschke of Grand Junction. Laura is the daughter of Sharon McConnell of Lyons and James Leiding of Grand Junction. All seemed fine except Brayden had a problem with his eye. His family was moving to this area to get treatment from the Children's Hospital, when the doctors found a problem with his heart. which entailed him needing a heart transplant. The miracle was performed on June 9, twenty-five years ago.
Brayden is now twenty-five years old! He graduated from Grand Junction High School, went to culinary school and has a degree, and recently moved with his folks to Colorado Springs, and has a job as a baker at the Broadmoor Hotel, and is indeed looking to the future. The family of the donor have a close friendship with the Jueschke's; they to visit often and listen to Brayden's heart (that of their son). Yes, miracles do happen! We all celebrate this day, June 9.
KIDS HISTORY CAMP at the Lyons Redstone Museum, Monday, June 11 through Friday, June 15, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., with a special parent's program at 11:30 a.m., on Friday. The cost is $50 per camper, and there is still time to sign up. Call (303) 823-5271, or stop by the Lyons Redstone Museum
THE 67TH STATE SQUARE DANCE CONVENTION is being held this weekend, June 8 to 10, at the Crown Hill Plaza, at DIA, with 500 dancers registered for the weekend. The convention starts with a Trail Dance on Thursday night, then dancing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning. Here you have dancing, meals, a banquet, hotel rooms, and after-parties in one location. Do-si-do you all!
LYONS SENIOR EVENTS
Thanks to The River Church for proving the seniors with a delicious dinner of kraut and hotdogs on Monday, June 4. On Monday, June 11, the dinner will be hosted by by Lyons Catholic Community, and on Monday, June 18, by the Lyons Community Church. On Monday, June 25, there will be a potluck dinner. All Monday dinners are held at the Walt Self Senior Center.
Thursday, June 7 – A movie at the Walt Self; “The Visitor” at 6:30 p.m. It's free! All are invited.
Free exercise classes for ages 50+ on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30 a.m., at the Walt Self.
Bistro Lunches on Wednesdays & Fridays at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $3 for seniors 60 years+ Must call (303) 441-1415 by noon the day before to ensure an accurate count.
For more information about senior events call Lori (303) 823-8250.
The Lyons Redstone Museum is now open daily through the end of September. Hours are Monday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sundays 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Garage sale stuff can be left at 306 Evans Street (leave on the patio). These garage sales are a fundraiser for Lyons Redstone Museum. Donate your “stuff” (No Electronics). Held throughout the summer on weekends.
LYONS PARKS & RECREATION PROGRAMS
CO ROCKIES VS. ARIZONA DIAMONDBACK – Saturday, June 9 at 5:15 p.m. A portion of the ticket fee will go to help purchase jerseys, and fund scholarships for Lyons youth. Call (303) 823-8250 for tickets.
BEARS are out there! They have been spotted on Fifth Avenue, in Apple Valley, and out on the Old South St. Vrain. Keep your food stuffs locked up, your windows and doors locked, and your trash in the garage.
REMEMBER THE BEES!
Although the lawns with all those dandelions look unsightly to some, remember the bees. Some folks say there are very few bees! That's a worry! Bees are now swarming, so keep an eye out; go on the web for Northern Colorado Bees, or call Nick Harkalis locally at (303) 823-6984 to come get the swarm. SAVE THE BEES!
It is time for me to remind you again to get your shingles shot. It is a terrible, itchy, burning ailment.
A free monthly non-narcotic care Pop Up Clinic will be held on the third Saturday of each month, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the National Guard Armory (1512 North Main Street) in Longmont. With acupuncture, cranio sacral therapy, and healing touch therapy, also for pain, PTSD, and sleep issues. Veterans needed to keep this care going.
Cassie King is slowly recovering from her surgery, send meals by calling (303) 823-5335 for pick up.
THE RED ROCK RAMBLERS start this 60th summer season of square dancing on Saturday, June 16, at the Lyons Elementary School gym, with Mike Hogan of Omaha calling and cueing. Rounds start at 7 p.m., Squares from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Square dancing every Saturday night through Labor Day. All Western square dancers invited from near and far. Spectators are welcome.
CHERI HOFFER’S travelogue on her trek across Spain will be held on Wednesday, June 13, at 6:30 p.m., in the Lyons Regional Library. All are invited.
LYONS GOOD OLD DAYS is coming right up on Saturday, June 30. Thus far we have a 5K run, car show, kid games, music all day and into the evening in Sandstone Park, class reunions, cornhole tournament, history programs at the museum, and the Chamber beer tent. All are invited.
THE LYONS LYONS CLUB has announced their annual fundraising golf tournament to be held at Lake Valley Golf Club in August. They are soliciting for players and sponsors. Pick up an application at Clark’s Hardware.
Our thanks to Anna Marie Stzyz and the annual staff for the great 2018 Lyons Pride (both Middle School and High School), as well as the Lyons Elementary School for their annual – All very nice, and remember it is your record of history.
The last graduation party for the Class of 2018, that I know of, was held at the home of Keegan Bean’s grandparents (Don and Carol Davies), celebrating the graduation of Keegan Bean (going to the Colorado School of Mines), Joe McCain (Northeastern Junior College), Jake Laurienti (Colorado State University), and Drew Cross (University of Colorado), with food, drink, swimming, and fun provided.
Our congratulations to all. We know you will succeed. Keep in touch!
MORE TID BITS
Steve and Holly Beck and their daughter Savannah are spending their vacation in Italy, where they lived previously.
Tanya Data and her family have relatives visiting from Canada and France.
THE OUTDOOR GAMES were great! Lots of people, lots of things to do, nearly 70 vendors for the beer tents, lots of food, dog games, kayaking, tubing, runs, bike races, motor bikes, etc. Thanks to all who put on this event.
Berene (McConnell) Sullivan, Sharon McConnell, Connie (Geiprge) Prather, Eric Janik, Vallerie Pellegrin, Ron Otega, Naomi Martinez, Cindy Dobbs, Igloo Ed, Jenna Johnson, Leona Forsberg, Tamara Haddad, Kody Kerwin, and Beth French.
MARGARET PERDUE WILD age 79, passed away at her residence in Thermopolis on Thursday, December 28, 2017. Born April 29, 1938 in Los Angeles, California, she was one of three children of Chester and Helen (Kroulik) Williams. The family moved to Colorado when Margaret was a child. She graduated from Longmont High School. On March 20, 1955 she married Gene Perdue in New Mexico and the couple settled in Lyons, Colorado. In 1967 they moved to Encampment where Margaret lived until 1999. Gene died in 1994. Margaret served on the City Council in the mid 1990s. She moved to Wheatland in 1999. There she met John Wild, and they were married in Thermopolis in April 2007.
Margaret was a member of the Rebekahs and the VFW North Platte Valley #1625 VFW ladies auxiliary. In Thermopolis she was a member of the First Baptist Church. Her interests were many including gardening, quilting, crocheting, fishing, canning, traveling, flowers and all animals especially horses and dogs. She loved Christmas and spending time with her family and friends.
Those cherishing her memory are five sons, Daryl, Darwin, Michael and Mark Perdue, all of Encampment, and Chrystopher (Beth) Perdue of White Hall, Montana; four daughters, Cheryl Perdue, Denver; Barbara (Pecos) Craig, Wright; Shelly (Jeff) Larson, Thermopolis and Karen (Kenneth) Rakness of Grand Junction; sister, Gladys Perdue, Longmont; sixteen grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by both husbands, Gene and John; brother, Charles Williams, and sister, Thelma Griswold; three sister-in-laws and two brother-in-laws.
Cremation has taken place and graveside services are pending for spring or summer.
Mortimore Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online messages may be offered at www.mortfh.com.