Joyce White, 85-years-young, is one of the smartest, kindest, most patriotic people I am honored to know. Her husband was a decorated World War II veteran. When hearing this week that a Boy Scout from Troop 167 in Taylor earned his Eagle Scout designation by placing a flagpole at her home between Granger and Bartlett, I thought there’s no more deserving person on the planet. What makes this sturdy flagpole even better? When darkness comes, a light automatically comes on, making it visible from quite a distance. Here on the prairie, we’re fortunate in that we have the ability to see into (almost) infinity. One of the things I love about Joyce is that she doesn’t like to call attention to the good things she does. And she does quite a lot. With that in mind, a photo of Joyce is included, but the focus is that flagpole, a beacon to treasure.