The Castle Valley Town Council held its last public meeting of the year on Dec. 18. It was also the last meeting for Council Member Alice Drogin, as her term in office expires at the end of the year. She was honored during the meeting with a certificate of appreciation and a certificate for a night out on the town.
I’ve heard nothing but praise a day after the 50th annual DayStar Adventist Academy Christmas program. The evening began with a delicious supper featuring a homemade variety of soups and salads with breads, crackers and desserts. All of the ingredients for the dishes were grown on the Castle Valley Farm, which is also part of the school and prepared with loving hands by the DayStar staff.
We all struggle with having to take time out of our lives when we’d rather be doing something else.
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I’ve been planning to try to cram the rest of my recollections about my uncle, Nate Knight, into this third part, but I know it won’t work. As mentioned in my last column, I have been getting a lot of help with the facts and the timeframes from Uncle Lee Stocks, who still resides in Moab and who spent a lot of time working with Nate in the years from 1945 until 1960. These brothers-in-law were always close and lived across the street from each other on 2nd North in Moab most of their lives.
Fire departmentThe members of the Castle Valley Fire Department were called to action last Thursday, Dec. 5 to help find a missing person. A resident on Shafer Lane called a fire department member for help to find an 83-year-old man with dementia who had wandered off from home he has been in. Ella Sabodski has been the caregiver for this man for the past 10 years and lately he has been wandering off when no one is looking.
This past Saturday, Dec. 7, marked the 78th observance of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. My Grandpa Mac was working in the Kansas coalfields in 1941, living across from the railroad tracks in a small wood-framed home with my Grandma Thelma and my dad, who at the time was 8 years old.
We are entering the holiday season when folks in Castle Valley will be hosting Christmas parties and other festivities to celebrate the season.
We’ve all been warned about what’s in the fine print when it comes to contracts. I’m reckoning with this fact in the wake of a power outage and resulting electrical surge that caused several thousand dollars worth of damage to the solar power generating system on my house.
When the two of us talk to people about climate disruption, there are three common responses. The first is something like, “Don’t disrupt my beautiful life.” The second is, “That’s too upsetting; let’s talk about something else.” The third is, “There’s nothing I can do.”
A public hearing and the regular monthly meeting of the Castle Valley Town Council were held Nov 21. The meeting was held one day later than normal because two members of the town council were in Green River to attend a meeting of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources’ Regional Advisory Council meeting and there would not be a quorum present for the town council meeting.
Who is Gabe Woytek? Aside from being the newest member of the Grand County Council, I don’t know much about this person. I’m sure he’s a great guy, having served as a VISTA volunteer in Moab and then moved on to work for the nonprofit Youth Garden Project organization, both of which exist due to public funds and private donations.