On The Bricks

April 2, 2018

A new month is staring us in the face. Time to begin anew just as the trees and flowers are blooming anew.
Let’s talk about what sort of community happenings we have in April. And I’ll throw in some of those fabulous quotes that seem to find me.
April is the month that the Community Clean-Up. Happens all month long and some of the posters for the Trash Off contest will soon hang in the Main Street Guymon window. Come by and see how talented some of our students are! The office is located at 116 NE 5th Street in Guymon. The posters address conservation and litter control. Big issues. Big statements made by the students.
“Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world.” ~Roy T. Bennett
Apr. 6 is Eggs and Issues at the Ambassador Restaurant, 7 am. Lunch is provided by TCEC and you have a chance for conversation with our districts government representatives. Senator Casey Murdock is always there and tells us what is happening at the State Capitol in OKC. This is your chance to visit with things that matter to you and to say thank you for things you appreciate. I wonder how many of the teachers who were planning to walk out ever took the chance to first visit at Eggs and Issues. It’s been going on since the 90s, always brought to us by the Chamber of Commerce. Have you been?
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” ~William Arthur Ward
“That same evening of Apr. 6, Lifeway Church is hosting an Indian Taco Dinner at 5 pm. Need to share that in case you’re not in the mood for cooking and you would enjoy supporting one of our community’s churches. You can even have a great argument on where Indian Tacos and frybread comes from. The story I heard was that when the Native Americans were on the reservation and the government was providing their food, they had flour and they had oil and frybread came from necessity. But there are other stories, too, and who knows which are correct?
“The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.” ~Dwight D. Eisenhower
Apr. 7 is a busy day. A color run is happening in the morning, put on by the Guymon High School Student Council. That same morning is a community clean-up day for some. Are you and your friends helping with the community cleaning? Take an hour and participate.
That evening of Apr. 7 is the Main Street Guymon Priceless Silent Auction and Soup Bar. So many donations have come through and for things that you can’t buy. There are antiques brought in by Hal Clark and Dorothy Countryman, many that would be perfect for the furniture refinisher. Or you can buy a golf lesson by Dwayne Mauldin, landscape design by Anita Helms so your yard is as pretty as your smile, or a weekend getaway plan by Melyn Johnson who loves to tell people where to go. So much, and all up for bids at Draper’s Headquarters from 5 – 6:30 pm. And you’ll have time to look at Draper’s treasurers and eat some hearty soup from the soup bar. There is chicken and noodles, vegetable soup, chili, seafood soup, chicken enchilada soup, shrimp and potato soup, vegan soup, and more. Treasures galore!
“Always remember people who have helped you along the way, and don’t forget to lift someone up.” ~ Roy T. Bennett
The list goes on, but it’s time to take a rest for now. There’s quite a bit to do with that much. Remember, it doesn’t matter how many times you get knocked down. All that matters is that you get up one more time than you were knocked down.
Take your TCEC Coop Connections card in to PTCI next time you some sort of phone accessory and you’ll get 25% off. It’s a great deal!
See you on the bricks!