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Archive for July, 2010

Cottage Demolition

Cottage demolition project still needs volunteers.  We are planning another work evening for Aug. 4th, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm. We are trying a week night instead of messing with the weekend.


We need:

  • One more dump truck
  • A place to dump the debris.
  • Volunteers from the community!

The hole the Curry’s have dug is already full and it is too dry to burn. If you have a dump truck that can be used  and/or a place where we can dig a hole to bury the debris contact Richard or Debbie Curry. Hope to see you on the evening of August 4th (a Wednesday)!

Cottage Demolition

There will be a service project Saturday, July 24 (tomorrow), to demolish the cottage that sits next to the school. We will be meeting at 9am at the Arbon Elementary school. The project shouldn’t take more than a couple of hours if we can get enough people to help.

If you have plans for the afternoon/evening of the 24th of July, this project may not interfere with those plans as this will be completed in the morning.

Thanks, and we hope to see you there!

A Tribute to a Great Teacher

After a total of 22 years, Cindy Pierce has retired from teaching at Arbon Elementary School.

She came to Arbon as Cindy Bradley in 1974 after she graduated from BYU with her teaching degree and a special interest in rural education. She had applied for work in several small towns in Idaho and Colorado but luckily Steve Lusk hired her to work here. She met and married Ron in 1976 and they lived in The Cottage until they moved to Washington in 1977.

Todd Fitch was one of her early students and when asked what he remembered most about Cindy’s teaching he said he remembered Ron coming to the school and teaching them to build huge kites. One day they were playing with a kite and the string broke. It flew out into Barry Williams’ meadow and they went after it. He said they had to wade across the crick to get it so they decided to take the long way back to the school. Mrs. Peterson was very angry with them for taking so much time to come in after recess.

Cindy and Ron moved back to Arbon again in 1991. Cindy went back to work as a teacher o while their house was being built, the entire family of 6 lived in The Cottage. Robin (Neeser) Claunch was living in her double wide trailer behind The Cottage so they were neighbors as well as coworkers for those two years. Robin said Cindy is a “great friend and confidant.” She was supportive and helpful not only with teaching but also in her personal life. She loved sharing kid and grandkid stories. Robin said,

“If I had a problem I knew I could always go to Cindy. She always gave me a shoulder when I needed one.”

For the last few years I have been privileged to work with Cindy as a substitute teacher. I have found her to be very considerate and patient with the children. She worked to understand each individual and their own special needs. She has the wonderful gift of quiet diplomacy.

When I asked her if there was anything she wanted to add to this article she said, “I promise not to believe half the stuff your kids said about you if you promise not to believe half the stuff they said about me.”

I believe the intelligence and ethics of the children who have graduated from Arbon Elementary speaks volumes for the quality of the teachers.

Thank you, Cindy, for all the years of dedicated service!

Genealogy Get-together

If you are interested in looking into your family’s roots, and helping each other with theirs, we are meeting every third Tuesday at 7:00 at Melinda Campbell’s house.  We are meeting this Tuesday, July 20th.  If you have a laptop, please bring it.

Please call ahead so that we can be sure we have enough laptops to accomodate those attending.  Call 335-2187, and leave a message if no one is home.

Thank you!

Arbon Reunion

Come one and all to enjoy an “old fashioned picnic with old fashioned fun.”  On Saturday, July 10 (tomorrow) members of the community will  meet at the Arbon pavilion across the street from the LDS church.  Anyone who has ties to the valley (and anyone else who would like to come) are invited.

Some of the activities that will be going on are:

  • Hay rides
  • Races
  • Water balloons
  • Volleyball
  • Eating contest
  • Quick Draw
  • Softball
  • Games

There will be old-time photos taken at the event, so you’re invited to come dressed in old fashioned attire.  We’ll see you there!