Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Salina Leos Club organized

            The local Leos Club is sponsored by the Salina Lions Club and is also affiliated with Lions Clubs International.  There are more than 5,700 Leos Clubs in 140 countries.  The Salina Leos Club has a mentor and advisor from the Salina Lions Club.

            The goals of the Leos Clubs are to promote interest in community service and develop leadership skills, social skills, and organizational skills.

            It is hoped that through the Leos Club the members can have fun, make new friends, and serve the community.  Also, students can discover how teamwork and cooperation can bring changes to the community.  Some projects that have been done by other Leos clubs are: collecting clothing for children in need, repairing playgrounds, visiting children in hospitals, and raising funds for the homeless.

            Youth ages 11-18 are eligible for membership in the Leos Clubs, and it is hoped that membership in the local club will grow and reap the rewards of community service.  Inquires concerning the local club can be referred to the following numbers: 435-201-0825, 435-893-5395 or 529-2279.  The local Leos Club meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Salina Lions Club Den at 640 East Main in Salina.  

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Hats off to the Salina Firemen

 

Have you ever noticed during the 4th of July celebration in Salina, Utah, everywhere you go, every event that takes place during the day and also during the parade and the rodeo, you always see a fireman.  Their assistance is all day!

A week before the 4th celebration the firemen are burning the stone quarry east of Salina to prevent small fires during the fireworks (safety to the public) they have done this for years.

The morning of the 4th with the still of the air, the quiet and calm that lies over the town, with a few alarm clocks ringing at 4:30 a.m.  The men get up, grab a cup of coffee and head for the firehouse.  They all meet with “oh my gosh” here we go! They grab their equipment with each assignment for the day and head around the outskirts of town.  Count down begins! The stretches, the snores, and yawning going on, all of a sudden, CA-BOOM! CA-BOOM!  Our windows all shake the china cabinets jingle and babies start to cry.  Some of us just lay there waiting to hear the beginning of our Independence Day.  The excitement of it all! This once a year! Hurrah!

Salina throws a party, a big one, at that, on our Independence Day! Breakfast is served bright and early that day.  10:00 a.m. with a fire truck at hand with an announcement to all about the events going on at the park and all the kids lining up to run that race where they beat their best friend. At the end of that race a fireman stands to hold the finish line with others handing out money.  The firemen dressed in appropriate attire, can give out assistance to anyone all day.  They give rides to the public in the fire truck with the sirens just blowing.  Then at 1:00 p.m. off to the swimming pool.

With a fire truck at the pool and an announcer so we know when the next race is begin.  The firemen’s wives all stand at the side of the pool to pass out the money to the kids in each race.

One, two, three! Money is thrown and the kids jump in like a bunch of fish flip flopping.  What an experience when you are young.

Then the parade, with color guards and floats, horses, and so much more.  Salina Fire Trucks and more from surrounding areas with the sirens blowing and all just throwing out candy in every direction.

At the rodeo, the firemen are above the grounds getting ready for the firework display after the rodeo.  If you have ever been to any other city or county, Salina beats any place hands down. It is a beautiful display, very fast in between each firework. The firemen for sure have each other’s back on that hill.  That is 110% team effort to make such an awesome display go off with such excitement and enthusiasm.  The music is great, with no other place that I have seen puts on such a firework display.  Beats Sugarhouse Park by far!

My hat is off to the Salina Firemen! Along with so many others we say Thank you for your time and the effort that you firemen give to our community.  Without the Salina Fire Department, the day would not be the same.  There is so much behind the tradition and Salina really truly tries.  If you haven’t ever been to Salina for the 4th of July, well “We’ll see ya there!” next year!

Summer Reading

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Summer Reading is under way at the Salina Public Library with a few changes to the annual Storyhour program.  The program themed “Dream Big – Read”   will continue to run through July 18, every  Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.

On Wednesday, July 27 the Summer Reading program will be held at the Salina Library Building.  The theme for the week will be Nocturnal Animals and there will be games and stories about wonderful nighttime creatures. Our guest storyteller will be Jan Porras.

There will be no storyhour on Wednesday, July 4.

Story hour will resume on Wednesday, July 11 at 1:00 p.m. and will once again be at the North Sevier Recreation Center.  Our theme for the week will be the Planets, the Moon and the Stars.

Our final week for the Storyhour program will be held on July 18 at 1:00 p.m. at the North Sevier Recreation center.  Our Guest Storyteller will be Gretchen Blakey.  The theme for the week will be Monsters and Scary Stories.

The Summer Reading program is sponsored by the Utah State Library and the Salina Public Library.

For more information about the Summer Reading program contact Gina Ogden at 435-201-0095 or the Library at 529-7753.

Donate to the NS Music Program

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

As my first year as the new music teacher at North Sevier begins to wrap up I feel that it is important to thank the community for all the support that has been shown to me personally and to the performing arts department. I have truly enjoyed becoming a part of this community and I’m excited to continue in this position. Looking ahead, I see a lot of potential growth in the music program. Not over a span of a couple of years, but by next year many of the groups in the middle and high school will almost double in size! This is a very exciting thing for the performing arts in this area. But as I look around at the band instruments that I have to rent/loan to students my resources are very low. So I am hoping that anyone who has an old instrument in their garage, closet, or shed would be interested in donating it to the music program. It would go to good use, and our program is in sore need of instruments. You can contact me by my email below or call either NSMS or NSHS.

 

Again, thank you for your support of the arts,

 

 

Brandon Larsen

Director Of Music

North Sevier Schools