June 2018 O LOGAN By Myrtle White Community Correspondent logan@goBEACONnews.com It is great to have some warm spring days. We enjoy the beautiful blossoms of the flowers and some trees. But along with the flower beds and gardens comes a lot of hard work. However, all the hard work is worth it, so we just keep going. May brought Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms. I hope you got to relax and enjoy the day. The following comes from Reflections of the Rhyming Lady, “God’s Richest Bless- ings.” God gave the world the sunshine, the dew drops, and the showers. He gave the trees that wondrous green, breathed perfume in the flowers. He gave the babe so sweet a smile; one could not help but love. He gave the earth the night time with moon and stars above. But, we received a priceless gift, surpassing all these others; God gave his richest blessing when he gave us Our Mothers. This is from Edna Allen Eschenbach. Our bird feeder hangs from the overhang of our roof and has been there for many years. We can see all the different kinds of birds from our kitch- en table. They are so much fun to watch. One morning as I passed the kitchen window, I saw the strangest thing- a squirrel was hanging by his back legs from the top of the feeder! He was upside down putting as many seeds as he could in his mouth. When that squirrel finished eating, he twisted around, grabbed the chain holding the feeder, climbed up to the overhang, grabbed the eave trough, and up onto the roof he went. The next morning the feeder had the top half off and was hanging crooked; half of the bird seeds were gone. I told Ernie if that squirrel carried that much seed away, he sure- ly will not be back for several days. Now I fill the feeder about half full. I have not seen the squirrel for five days, so, hopefully, he has found other food to eat. School will be out soon. We will miss seeing all those THE BEACON Page 7B Bright High School Annual Alumni Banquet ur Communities busses passing by the house every morning and afternoon. When I was in school getting out for the summer was great- no more homework! We still had a lot of chores to do, but that was more fun than going to school. After a long, hot summer, we were anxious to go back to school. We hurried to get back on the school bus. That’s school-age kids for sure. Spring is a pretty time of the year. We watch for all the blooming trees and wildflow- ers while taking long drives. Happy birthday to a lot of people having birthdays in May. Our family did skip this month. Graduations are com- ing soon. Congratulations to all - you got it done!! Please send news. MOORES HILL By Linda Ickenroth Community Correspondent mooreshill@goBEACONnews,com The following was submit- ted by Carnegie’s Nelson El- liott, Carnegie’s K-12 Princi- pal, 1968 thru 1976 As I remember, sitting on the front steps early in the morning, listening to Carn- egie Hall come to life with steam radiators hissing and birds singing, or, late in the afternoon when the boilers were shutting down, and she was relaxing before going to sleep, were special times for the grand old lady. For one hundred years she has greeted thousands of students of all ages, whom reluctantly left warm beds to attend that insti- tution of academia, probably not appreciating it until later in their life when graduation from Moores Hill’s Carnegie Hall became that badge of honor. From Moores Hill Male and Female Collegiate Institute, to Dearborn County Vocational High School, and finally Moores Hill Public Schools, Carnegie Hall has been one of the few constants in their lives, and remains so today. The college graduates are now gone, as are the Voca- tional High School graduates; now Father Time is working on shortening the “living high school graduates” list. To the hundreds of people from the community and across the country who have worked so diligently and continuously since the school closed to keep the old lady prim and proper, we salute and thank you. For those of you who are visiting for the first time, we welcome you, and invite you to come back and visit anytime, as this architectural treasure was saved just for you. We know the day in the fu- ture is coming when bus loads of visitors will arrive and stand in line to buy tickets, to see how it was “in the good old days”. Visiting children have already been heard to say, “We wish we could have gone to school here!” Most of our neighboring communities have gone through several school buildings, while Carnegie Hall... and probably Andrew... look down and smile, knowing that a quality education comes from people, not from build- ings. Buildings are important identifiers.