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Residents at Lost Lake help their neighbors

Published: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

I live in Lost Lake, a community about 10 miles northeast of Dixon. This community formerly consisted of two communities called New Landing and Lost Nation. In 2007, the two developments united, and we are now called Lost Lake.

This past Saturday evening, our community was damaged by strong winds, a microburst, or a tornado. I have heard all these terms used to describe the storm that passed through, leaving behind many downed trees and some minor damage to a few homes.

Sunday morning, I awoke to the sound of chain saws throughout the community. What makes me proud to be a member of this community is the spirit of cooperation and volunteerism. I received several phone calls from members of the community asking how they could be of help.

Also, as I drove through the community surveying the damage, I witnessed others just busy at work trying to clear roads and help out neighbors. The whole scene reminded me of what America is all about. Helping others and being neighborly.

These are just two of the many reasons I am so proud to be a part of Lost Lake. What a great place to live.

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