Palmer Lake Monument

Posted

News Dec. 13, 1973

Due to the energy shortage, the Palmer Lake Star will not burn all night. It will shine only for limited periods each evening until New Year’s Day.

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Arnold Lucero is the final member of District 38 School Board. He is replacing Mr. Britt. The next meeting of the school board is Dec. 20 in the music room of the high school.

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The annual Christmas candlelight cantata by the senior and children’s choirs of the Little Log Church will be presented Dec. 16. The choirs are directed by Kay Gonser.

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The Columbine Circle ladies of Little Log Church had their Christmas dinner at the home of Mrs. David Gonser, Sunday, Dec. 9.

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Most 8 party telephone service lines will be eliminated by Mountain Bell. 8 party lines no longer satisfy customer communications needs. 4 party service will be considered standard with one to two party service also available.

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“The Nothing-Over-Ten-Dollars Gift Shop” will be held at Vaile Hill Gallery in Palmer Lake Saturday, Dec. 15th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is sponsored by Women’s Auxiliary of Frontier Boys Village. All items are made by the boys at the Village and Women of the Auxiliary. Live green wreaths and wooden toys will be featured.

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The Yule Log is a celebration which can be traced back to ancient Egypt. The word “Yule” comes from an old Egyptian word meaning “wheel”. This symbol is used to indicate the spirit which turns the wheel of the weather, causing the seasons. A primitive wheel was a cross-section of a log, which is why we can see the connection. Family feuds were ended and quarreling was forbidden during Yuletide, which lasted from Christmas Day until Twelfth Night (Jan. 6). The Yule Log Hunt and the lighting of the Star is Palmer Lake’s expression of good will for the Pikes Peak Region.

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Lewis Palmer Middle School was dedicated on Dec. 2. The school is alive, growing and dynamic. The “passing on of the key” was a ceremony in which Mr. Knipping, Principal of the Middle School received the key.

— Compiled by Linda Case