Vernonia's voice. (Vernonia, OR) 2007-current, February 01, 2008, Page 17, Image 17

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    vernonia’s
voice community
february
2008
Thank you
Volunteers!
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Julie Prohaska and Sue
Bailey- there to help with
Flood Relief. (top left)
RARE program volun-
teers Beth Gilden from
Eugene and Maggie Gu-
lick from Hood River fold
linens at Lincoln Grade
school. (bottom left)
Some more RARE volunteers cut loose
during lunch break. (above)
Oregon Episcopal School students
collect garbage along the Nehalem
River. (left)
Lions Club Hosts Texas Hold ‘em Tournament
The Vernonia Lions Club will be sponsoring Texas
Hold ‘em Poker Tournaments monthly at the Buckhorn
Restaurant, 934 Bridge Street. The tournaments will be
held on the second Saturday of each month, except March
when there will be no tournament. Registration is at 5:30
pm; play begins at 6:00 pm.
“This is a chance for us to provide a way for peo-
ple to get together in the community and have some
fun,” said Lions spokesperson Aaron Miller. “It’s en-
tertainment, and it raises money for good causes in
the community.” Money raised through entrance fees
will be split with half going into the prize pool and
half going to the Lions Club to support their charity
work. The prize pool is paid out in cash cards and not
actual cash per Oregon State gaming regulations.
Buy-in for the tournament is usually $40, but
the club is going to experiment with a $20 buy-in
for the February 9th tourney to try to include more
participants. The entrance fee will alternate from
month to month after that. “We’ve been getting a
good turnout,” said Miller. “We’ve had as many as
thirty players. Last month we had around fifteen.
We don’t pay professional dealers; we run the tour-
nament ourselves meaning more money stays in the
community.” There will be food and drinks avail-
able for purchase.
A Presidents’ Day Story
The Lions Club uses money raised from the tour-
naments in a variety of ways. One of the first tourna-
ments was organized as a fund raiser for Dean and Kendra
Schaumburg. Some of the ways the Lions Club helps lo-
cal citizens is through their vision, hearing and diabetes
programs. They also help students with financial support
for field trips and scholarships. They are active in support
of law enforcement in a variety of ways, and they sup-
port numerous groups in the community including Ver-
nonia Cares, Vernonia Pride, and the Boy Scouts and Girl
Scouts. They have also been very active in Flood Relief.
For more information about the Tournament contact
George Tice at the Buckhorn Restaurant at 503-429-3751.
By Scott Laird
Vernonia resident Mike Grady recently shared a sto-
ry, a newspaper clip-
ping, and some pho-
tos about the time
his father John Gra-
dy went to Washing-
ton D.C. as the guest
of President Harry
Truman. John Gra-
dy, who had served
with Truman during
World War I in Bat-
tery D of the 129th
Field Artillery, was
invited along with
the rest of his bat-
tery mates to attend
the Inauguration of Truman
in 1949. Truman had been
the Captain of the unit.
Grady, who served as
a Vernonia City Council-
man, attended an honorary
breakfast held for the unit
as well as the Inaugural
Ball, an Inaugural Recep-
tion, and marched as part of
the Guard of Honor in the
Inaugural Parade.
“I was a freshman in high school,” said Mike Grady
about his memories of his father’s trip. “And I was sick
with the mumps, so my Mom couldn’t go with my Dad
to Washington. He said he still had a really good time.”
“My Dad didn’t talk about Harry Truman much,”
concluded Mike. “He just said he was a great guy.”
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