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The Sunshine
Uplifting The Western Slope
The Sunshine Express
Serving Western Colorado
Published Monthly
1st Edition: August 2010
Publishers: KingDaddy & Moonstruck
PO Box 267
Norwood, CO 81423
Phone: 970.327.4196
Email: sunshinex@centurylink.net
Website: WesternSlopeNews.com
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This Month¡¯s Contributors:
Karen Schafer - Life Columnist
Sandy Lauzon - Health Columnist
Scott Rollins M.D. - Health Columnist
Moonstruck - Columnist, Publisher
KingDaddy - Columnist, Publisher
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we do have a friend, and no
matter what, ¡°Winter, Spring,
Summer or Fall, all you have to
do is call.¡± And he¡¯ll be there.
You¡¯ve got a friend. Ain¡¯t it good
to know...
Happy March! Spring is arriving
this month(20th) and there is so
much happening it¡¯s all so very
exciting. We have so many cool
things to see and to do inside this
edition that we won¡¯t keep you
long. We did want to remind you
to set your clocks ahead on the
10th. Also, St Patricks Day is on
the 17th, and Easter is on the 31st.
Stay tuned to SunshineXNews
@ Twitter and Facebook for the
latest behind the scenes fun and
news on upcoming events. We are
currently planning our 3rd an-
nual fishing tournament and will
be announcing details soon. We
are now actively seeking sponsors
and prize donors so if you wish
to donate or sponsor or be a part
of the fun by volunteering, please
call us ASAP at 970.327.4196.
Thank you, we appreciate you!
Ok, that¡¯s enough talk, time to go
live vibrantly. Enjoy March and
enjoy the wonderful words of
our fine contributors and keep on
smiling. We love you!
- KingDaddy & Moonstruck
2013 March
Pg 2 - The Sunshine Express
You¡¯ve Got a Friend...
¡°If the sky above you
Grows dark and full of clouds
And that old north wind begins to blow
Keep your head together
And call my name out loud
Soon you¡¯ll hear me knocking at your door¡±
¡®You¡¯ve Got a Friend¡¯ is a song originally written and performed by Carole King. It was included in her
album Tapestry of 1971, but was made famous by James Taylor¡¯s cover version the same year. Taylor¡¯s
version came out as a single in April of 1971, and became a huge hit, going all the way to #1 in the US
by July, and hitting #4 in the UK. When Tapestry was first released, Taylor was a much bigger star than
King, and in the spring of 1971, they toured together with King opening for Taylor. The song was never
a hit for King, since she didn¡¯t release it as a single (James Taylor got there first), but the album was a
smash, spending 15 weeks at #1 in the US and 302 weeks (that¡¯s 6 years!) on the charts, making it the
longest charting album by any female solo artist.
Tapestry, some would say, is the closest thing to a perfect album. ¡®You¡¯ve Got a Friend¡¯ plays a large part
in making it so. There are very few things in life that we need as much as a friend. ¡°When you¡¯re down
and troubled and you need some love and care¡±, it is very comforting to know that ¡°all you have to do
is call¡±, and a friend will be there. We are blessed in our lives to have friends that come and go, to share
our joys and sorrows, to laugh and cry with us. This is a big reason why this song touches our souls. But
there¡¯s another reason. Carole King said the song ¡°was as close to pure inspiration as I¡¯ve ever experi-
enced. The song wrote itself. It was written by something outside of myself, through me.¡± We believe it.
It sounds as if it was written (through King) to all of us from the greatest friend of all, the one who laid
his life down for us, and the reason we celebrate Easter. Jesus. It is written, ¡°Greater love than this hath
no man, when any man bestoweth his life for his friends.¡± ¡®You¡¯ve Got a Friend¡¯ reminds us that, indeed,
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The silverhawk feather that graces our front page was chosen for it¡¯s significant spiritual
symbolism. Hawks are symbols of spirit, wisdom and power. The hawk is the messenger. It is
also about visionary power and guardianship, the hawk is very protective of the young in its
nest. It teaches us about providing for family and self. Hawk teaches us to be observant and to
pay attention to what we may overlook. This could mean a talent we don¡¯t use, a blessing for
which we haven¡¯t expressed gratitude, or a message from Spirit. The hawk has keen eyesight, it
is about opening our eyes and seeing that which is there to guide us. Hawk is also about new
beginnings and always moving forward along the correct path.
Lone Cone & Miramonte Lake offer a
peaceful getaway just South of Norwood,
CO, home of The Sunshine Express.