I don’t know about you, but I discover over and over again that extraordinary angels are dispatched to assist me at challenging times and that’s what happened on Monday when my computer’s modem died preventing my connection to the larger world and the special people in my life, which includes the Editor of the Merritt Herald.

I was all ready to send this week’s story to the paper but with a broken journalistic tool and no email access, I was going to be hooped.

And then, I was reminded that Mel Gustafson is a computer genius and when I called, he came to my rescue. Good thing that Mel speaks technological English and knows what “they” were talking about with the result Telus is coming on Thursday and, hopefully, all will be well, even if not soon enough to make me totally happy.

Something I was anxious to talk about this week was the guest speaker at the Seniors’ monthly meeting on April 19.

Folks obviously recognized a great opportunity to meet Cpl. Kat Thain with the result there was a “full house” as she offered information about criminal events as well as extremely valuable safety tips that are relevant to everyone in the community, not just seniors. One of the points Cpl. Thain made was the importance of locking up both homes and cars.

She made the observation that Logan Lakers, feeling safe and secure, far too often leave their vehicles unlocked with valuables clearly visible inside.

Afterwards, one of those at the meeting came up to Cpl.Thain to announce that, after the meeting, he’d gone out to lock up his car because his wife had left “stuff” on the front seat.

As well as providing important community safety solutions, the event was another opportunity for people to meet our new detachment commander who offers the community and surrounding region an officer who, on one hand, is approachable and caring while, on the other, is firm and not one to put up with “b.s”.

The meeting was also an opportunity for Mike Maloney to announce the Bike Rodeo, a free event sponsored by Citizens on Patrol which happens on Saturday, April 28 inside the Rec Centre. Grades K – 4 will be showing off their skills from 9 – 11:30 a.m. while Grades 5 – 12 will take centre stage from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. So folks, let’s all turn out to support our kids and our C.O.P. volunteers who, together with our R.C.M.P. members, genuinely care about the safety of our youth.

Tickets are now on sale from Logan Lake Lions Club members for their 30th annual Steak and Lobsterfest on May 26.

Depending on the number of tickets sold, the event will be held either in the Curling Club or in the arena. Your menu choices which include, steak only, lobster only, steak and lobster, extra lobster, will determine ticket prices.

After dinner, there’ll be a dance with D.J., John Allison.

No minors after 9 p.m. and no smoking but there will be designated drivers for those wishing to partake of the beer and wine bar. For more information and/or to buy tickets, please call Mel Thistlethwaite at 250-523-6889.