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Often we do not consider the circle of life going on around us. Those pesky species that coexist with us to keep our home on earth “clean” and in balance. Life may be an action in chaos but we still need balance. And those other species. Even the snakes.

If you have done any yard work or have been cleaning up the shed getting ready for the town cleanup, you may have run into a few of those balance keepers. The experience definitely adds a few extra heartbeats. Consider the heart rate if you stumbled or more appropriately mowed into a den of them. Then looked up and a few were hanging from the tree and sunning themselves on the garden decorative rocks. What a story that would be. Too bad it actually happened.

Sometimes the snakes are not the ones that crawl on the ground, but fellow humans who steal and cheat us out of what is rightfully ours. Unfortunately, the Smith family had one of those snakes visit their home recently. They stole Charlene’s wallet, passport, cash, charged over $2,500 on her credit cards, and took a movie gift card of the youngsters. The amount taken was not what caused the most pain, if asked, Charlene would give to anyone in need. It was the violation in such a small tight-knit town of ours. To think that we share our homes and lives with people who think it is alright to steal from others. It served as a severe reminder that not everyone shares the same morals and values. Even in a small town. And snakes will cross your path, whether they are slithering or walking by you on the way to the post office.

Spring cleanup day was this past weekend. A few fallen trees and unwanted items in our little town went down the road to the dump. Thank you to all the volunteers, council members and staff who helped with the cleanup.

Remember if you have a sack full of items not wanted or just too little or big for you, the Pine Bluffs Community Garage Sale is June 4. You can get a table in the park and make some money for more gifts. You still have time to get a table in the City Park. This year’s event will have more activities including an Open House at the airport with free rides for the kids, CRMC Air Life Helicopter, free hot dog lunch, a pit stop for the Sugar Valley Rally, antique car show and a baked sale at the Visitor Center.

The Albin Community Garage Sale will be held at the Community Center May 26 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. and May 27 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information or to get signed up for a booth, contact Dixie Malm at 307-631-2587.

The gift of music is one that never is too big or small. The Albin Elementary held their Spring Concert Thursday, May 5. There was a hot dog dinner and a silent auction of over 40 items before the show. All the proceeds will go toward field trips, classroom supplies and items that were not included in the budget but necessary for our students.

A few of our favorite animated species were spotlighted at the show. The Walt Disney theme was done very well by the students. The staff, parents and students themselves should be very proud.

One thing is certain, we all get to go around the circle of life once. Maddox Sorensen, grandson of Larry and Karen Sorensen and Lon and Janet Johnson, is adding another link to his young chain May 20. May he enjoy the chaos of life and many more links in his chain.

What is a circle if you don’t share it with someone? Rich and Louise Person linked their chains a while back and what a beautiful display of life it is. They will celebrate another year together May 20. JC and LeAnn McLaughlin are another example of a great love story. They will celebrate their wedding anniversary May 22. Remember to say “congrats” or drop a card in the mail. Love like that should be honored.

Larry Sorensen turned another year nicer May 9. May 11 Dorothy Leonard unwrapped a little gift of love. And Coach Marv Mirich surely received a few presents from his favorite girls May 13. May 14 found Cody Branigan celebrating his birthday. May 17 Rutley Hansen, grandson of John and Suzi Eklund, will celebrate his birthday. Mason Rabou blows out his candles and makes a wish for a fun summer vacation May 24.

It takes so little to remember someone on their special day. A quick card, trip to the post office and 47 cents sure goes a long way.

A new little circle has joined the Sorensen family and will surely cause a little chaos with her big brothers, Mason and Maddox. Jacob and Loni Sorensen welcomed eight pound five ounce Kinzlee April Sorensen to their family April 29. Grandparents are Larry and Karen Sorensen and Lon and Janet Johnson. Great grandparents are Carol Sorensen and Richard and Louis Persons.

It is the time of year to recognize the achievement of our local scholars and graduates. Naomi Childers, Hana Lerwick, Wesley Lerwick, Jessica Malm, Celeste Morales and Lydia Waiters will graduate from Burns and Pine Bluffs High Schools Sunday, May 22. Local University of Wyoming graduates in either the undergraduate or graduate programs Saturday May 14 included Loni Sorensen, Kaitlyn Malm and Betty Ann Schmidl. If you see them, congratulate them on their achievements.

The town council met Thursday, May 12. On their agenda was the renewal of the bar’s liquor license.

This week work began on 5th Avenue for the sewer lines. Traffic will be closed on the street from now until the predicted completion date August 19. For more information contact the town hall.

The town hall and community center will be closed Monday May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. Please remember those who gave their lives so that we may be free. What a gift.

The last day of school for our students is Friday, May 27, which is a half day. May 26 is the parent fun day for the entire school.

Cemetery cleanup day is scheduled for May 26 at 9 a.m. Meet at the cemetery if you are interested in helping.

Baseball registration has begun. Stop by the community center for a form or more information.

Vacation Bible School at the Albin Baptist Church will be held in June. Stop by the church for registration information.

The post office temporarily has new hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. To 11:30 a.m. We will let you know when the hours return to normal.

If you run across any pesky species or perhaps have joined circles or added links in your chain, we would like to add that news to our column. It may be filled with straight lines of words in straight boxes, but it is the curves and chaos of life that make it interesting. Call the town hall Monday by 5 p.m. to add to our chaos.


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