Another week gone by. It is supposed to snow over the weekend.
This Sunday is Easter. Can you imagine not going to Church on Easter?! Many churches will preach by Zoom or on TV. Yes, we must say our prayers, we need the Lord to protect us from this virus.
Stop by The River Church on Saturday morning 8am-11am. They will bring out a free breakfast for you.
A scary time: 179 Coloradans have died. 1,079 have been hospitalized, 5,429 have tested positive for the virus (as of 2 pm, April 8). 83 people over 80 years old have died, 50 in their 60s; and none under 20. This tells us “Oldies” to STAY HOME. It takes weeks to get out of the hospital, if you make it. Ventilators are in short supply, and if you need a ventilator, they will go by how sick you are, what your chances are, and how many years you have left to live. TAKE CARE, YOU OLDIES!
According to Gov. Polis, staying home is the best way to save ourselves from the virus. We can’t tell if someone has it. Stay at least 10 feet away from each other and use a scarf, t-shirt, whatever to cover your mouth and nose if you don’t have a mask.
Things seem to be improving, though. Confirmed cases are doubling every five to seven days instead of every one-two days. You are saving lives. We can beat this virus if we all do our part.
The Lyons community is doing well. The schools are serving students a free lunch; Meals on Wheels delivers every day – 60 or more; the LEAF Food Bank provides to nearly 100 folks once a week; groceries are delivered by the St. Vrain Market. Carry-outs are available at most of the restaurants: Smokin’ Dave’s, Bella LaCrema, Mojo’s, PB66, Julie’s Thai, and La Mariposa. Phone in your order.
For help with food, call:
Emergency Family Assistance Association at 303-442-3042
Community Food Share at 303-652-3663
Harvest of Hope Pantry at 720-382-1971
Sister Carmen Food Bank at 303-665-4342
LEAF at 720-864-4309
For seniors – Lyons Bistro, call Tuesdays and Thursdays to order for pick up on Wednesdays and Fridays 303-441-1415.
The ice cream truck has been driving through town. Listen for that jingle bell.
Puzzles, books, and games are appreciated. Drop off and pick up in a box at the Lyons Town Hall.
Many thanks to The River Church for cooking and delivering the seniors an evening meal on Monday to the Senior Center parking lot.
Thanks also to the mask makers. We all need to wear a mask whenever we go out.
Summer Youth Employment for ages 14-17 with Boulder County is available. Call in your application to: 303-651-1510.
The Lyons Parks & Recreation commission will meet over Zoom at 6pm Monday night. They will announce the meeting number on Facebook and Town of Lyons website.
Thanks to Dorothy Scott and all who donated. Geoffrey now has $400 to fix his bagpipes. We will soon hear him on Sundays again. In the meantime, Google “sunset solidarity” to hear bagpipes.
The Honey and More Store is open – east of the junction – stop by.
Christmas Bazaar – Lisa Ramsey of Lyons Parks & Recreation reports that the 43rd annual Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7 at the Lyons Elementary Gym. Vendors will receive an application soon. If you are not on their list, send a note to email@example.com.
Surprise – Linda Johnson was surprised by an onslaught of gifts and bouquets last Friday which were left at her back porch, on the last day of her treatment. Best wishes to Linda.
CDOT has announced that Highway 36 near Estes Park was opened 10 days earlier than planned. It was fully closed to install a deep drainage culvert beneath the roadway to improve overall safety, reduce future closures, and permanently fix the damages caused by the 2013 flood. This project will help decrease the impact of future floods.
We hear from Steve Swenson, who is an emergency room nurse in Minneapolis and dealing with the virus.
Happy Birthday to John Lamb, Lina Johnson, Marissa Davis, Joy Buster (dec’d), Cheron Boland, Jodi Meyers, Deb Tabor, Colton Hammans.
Lyons History – The Lyons Historical Society finished Mr. Frank Weaver’s three history books. It is time to collect the history of our now long-time residents. We are starting with Larry Quinn and Linda Backup, who have been married 39 years, and have written their history. We will be contacting you old-timers (those who have been residents of Lyons twenty-five years and more), or send us your history to firstname.lastname@example.org, or Box 9, Lyons, 80540.
Remembering – Hazel Smith, who died on April 5, 2014, at the age of 75. Hazel was a resident of Lyons, and had served on the Lyons Town Board. She was survived by three daughters.
Some virus humor: People are going crazy from being in lock down! Actually I’ve just been talking about this with the microwave and toaster while drinking coffee and all of us agreed that things are getting bad and the kettle just reached the boiling point. The scissors are quite cut up about this and the bread bin said “oh crumbs.” I discussed it with the oven and boiler and it got quite heated. The Hoover just said “suck it up” and my curtains merely said “pull yourself together.” I didn’t mention anything to the washing machine as she puts a different spin on everything and certainly not to the fridge as he is acting cold and distant. I told them not to discuss it with the hair dryer because she’s just full of hot air. The patio door said to let it slide but the food mixer isn’t helping – wanting to stir everything up. In the end, the iron calmed me down as she said everything will be fine. No situation is too pressing.