The FAWNSKIN FLYER Volume 1 Issue 6 August 5, 2005

The FAWNSKIN FLYER
Volume 1 Issue 6
August 5, 2005
NOT NECESSARILY NEWS FOR FAWNSKIN, CALIFORNIA
Priceless when posted! Otherwise 25¢

In this Issue:
Fawnskin Flyer Online Photos
August Fawnskin Events
Cheap Talk, Costly Lesson
Lucy’s Weakness
Bad Behavior: Drunk & Disorderly

Fawnskin Flyer
As promised, you can now view the Fawnskin Flyer online daily at http://www.fawnskinflyer.com.

Thanks to all of you who have sent in photos for the online edition! Readers, be sure to check out the recent photos online!

Don’t forget that you can support this publication. Buy a paragraph or ad on the fawnskinflyer.com site, get a link to your existing website, have a web page on fawnskinflyer.com OR get the page masked with your own URL domain name and email address. (Includes a link from the main flyer pages.)

As always, you can sponsor the printed issue for $15 or a $50 bucks for the month. It won’t be anything fancy, but it is cheap! Just give Guerrero Ink a call (800) 818-7387 if you are interested–or write a check!

Please call the tip line  or email from the site to keep us informed of the latest, greatest scuttlebutt and news around town. Remember, we won’t be malicious–but we will be interesting. This rag isn’t meant to be taken seriously but just to be fun and useful to all.

Get the Fawnskin Flyer for .25 cents at the exclusive distributor, the Fawnskin Market.

Thanks for your support!

TOWN TIPS
Public restrooms are located in the triangle area of town. Look for the deer statues and you’ll find the facilities in the building nearby.

Necessary Numbers:
All are (909) area code unless listed otherwise.
Fire Station 49 866-4878
Arson Line (800) 468-4408
Forestry Officer 866-3437 x2810
Fish & Game Tips (888) 334-2258
Solar Observatory 866-5791
Discovery Center 866-3437
Camp Whittle 866-3000
Serrano Campground 866-8550
Fishing Licenses 866-9464
Fawnskin Market (Bait & Adventure Passes) 866-9543
Moose Lodge 2085 866-3013
Post Office 866-3245

Fawnskin Flyer Tip Line:
Fawnskin Flyer Sponsorship:1-800-818-7387

Fawnskin Events
There is a whole lot going on here in Fawnskin. I’ve included select events here. Visit the online issue for a more complete list with details/times.

August 6, 2005
Horseshoe Tournament Continues at La Montana

August 7, 2005
Zoo Fundraiser at Inn at Fawnskin

August 8, 2005
Community Potluck at Fawn Harbor

August 9, 2005
Big Bear Chamber Mixer held in Fawnskin

August 13, 2005
Horseshoe Tournament Ends Moose Lodge 2085

August 19-20, 2005
Moose Lodge 2085 Camp Out Grays Peak Campground

August 25, 2005
Northshore Improvement Association

August 27, 2005
Summer Picnic at Fawn Harbor

August 27-28, 2005
Seda Demo Days at North Shore Trading Company

Cheap Talk Can be a Costly Lesson
Mountain Peeves by Colleen Nuzzo “Talk is Cheap,” usually means that it’s easy to say things without any action to back it up. Small towns are notorious for everybody’s business being bandied about, and gossip will always be a staple of small town life. But, when gossip runs amok, there can be a high price to pay, especially when the information is wrong.

In the past two days, a friend and I were both the targets of gossip, and the source was the same person. My friend’s incident was petty; my pal allegedly said something that she didn’t, and it got back to her. It was disconcerting but also too old and small for her to expend any energy on.

My experience was very unsettling, and the information I was given came from a child who overheard the parents talking about something that was incorrect. The outcome of the conversation came back to me, and cast an ugly shadow on my integrity. I was branded as a “thief.” Communication between all the parties could have nipped this character assassination in the bud. It is disturbing, to say the least, and I hope it hasn’t reached to many ears.

Okay, so I do write for a gossip rag. There is never any malicious intent; it is meant to be light and entertaining. We all like to hear interesting tidbits about people we interact with on a regular basis. Yes, it is considered gossip. If you look up the word gossip in the dictionary, there are several definitions, but none label it as “bad.” It is only bad when idle talk is repeated and is erroneous or slanderous.

So, my message today is this: Parent’s, please watch what you say in front of youngsters. They can repeat something taken out of context and hurt innocent people. It’s probably a good thing I have mellowed in the last few years, or I’d probably have succeeded in getting myself eighty-sixed from a local business after confronting the “perpetrator” of an ugly accusation. Today I took a time-out and asked about the rumor, instead of making my own accusation. Maybe I’ve finally grown up!

Lucy’s Weakness
Word is out that Lucy has a weakness. Without much coaxing she will throw herself on her back for anyone. She spreads her legs and sighs with content…and all you have to do is scratch! Before you go jumping to conclusions about a loose woman in town, you need to be reminded that this summer resident is a female Vietnamese pot-bellied pig! This revelation about her weakness is only the beginning. But that is another story.

Many of you know that Lucy and her people were suffering from PMS (Piggy Mating Season) not too long ago. Beyond her destructive behavior and entertaining escapes, she began nipping and throwing piggy temper tantrums. She longed to meet a real swine (seems to be a consistent problem across species) and have him sweep her off her feet, but as luck would have it, even pigs have a hard time getting dates around here.

Then, our lovely porcine had an attitude change coinciding with the “Beat the Heat” event a couple of weekends ago. Lucy suddenly settled down. She really enjoyed the music and the influx of people. This sudden behavior shift revealed that Lucy is a “people pig” who loves to entertain herself by observing and listening to humans.

When this lovely porker appeared in the Doo Dah Parade, she basked in the attention. This was in contrast to last year when she was insulted and refused to participate. (Savvy people know that princess pigs are not meant to walk.) However, she had a change in attitude this year because she was carted around in her royal wagon. This gave her a good view of the crowd and elevated her to a position she felt was more becoming. When her group won the First Place Trophy for “Pork & Beans,” she wiggled her tail and grunted in excitement.

I am happy to report that Lucy posed for a picture and allowed people to “fawn” all over her. It is a good thing they won…I’d hate to have to report her activities in the bad behavior section.

Bad Behavior
Although I heard this story via the grapevine, a news editor I know witnessed the event and took the time to contact me with the dirt.

It seems that a valley resident showed up drunk at a public meeting. The venue was well attended. During his vocal outburst, the individual cursed and verbally attacked his target. This bad behavior exhibition was so distasteful that even my source was appalled. (A unique event in itself.)

The bad behavior of the individual escalated and got into this column because he was acting as a representative of Fawnskin! Did I mention he doesn’t even live here?

Okay, my comment is–use common sense and courtesy–sober up before meetings. Let’s make sure that the only people representing this town hold bonafide leadership positions!



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    David
    August 8th, 2005 08:33

    yes, Parents! – the words we say become the thoughts, intentions and actions in the lives of our children. Thank you for the solid reminder. Certainly sober up before public meetings, ( unless you are only able to express your crap when loosed by the bottle).