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Scouts To Collect Christmas Trees
Cub Scout Pack 201 will be out and about collecting trees on the morning of
January 9 th . This is a pack fundraiser and donations are requested. Please put your
donation in the bag that Scouts left at your step before Christmas and tie it to your
tree. Leave your tree on your porch or driveway, and the Scouts will be by to collect
Everyone is welcome to attend the bonfire, 6:00 P.M. on Saturday, January
9 , at the school grounds. They will be having a bonfire and serving refreshments!
If you miss the pick-up, please bring your tree to the bonfire, they we will be
accepting them there as well.
Thank you for supporting Scouting in Vernonia! If you have questions or
if they miss your tree, please call: Eric and Nicole Larke at 03-429-5109 or Don
Schulte at 503-429-3412.
Future of Vernonia Grange to Be Discussed
The Vernonia Grange will be having a special meeting open to everyone on
the January 11th to discuss the future of the building and the local Grange Organiza-
tion. In 1902 the National Grange Organization chartered a chapter here in Vernonia
and the current Grange Hall building was built in 1907. Due to the lack of member-
ship and participation the local Family Organization is in jeopardy of losing its long
time charter. Those interested in Vernonia’s oldest running organization are invited to
a Town Hall meeting starting at 7:00 PM.
tion. There is no fee, but pre-registration is requested.
For more information or to register, contact: Robin Miguel, Coordinator
of Volunteer Services, 503-648-9565, email@example.com.
Blue House Brings Tastes of the Mediterranean
The Blue House Cafe´ in Vernonia will be hosting “Tastes of the Mediter-
ranean,” where you can experience cuisines of different countries on the second
Saturday of each month. On January 9th enjoy a Taste of Greece from 10:00 AM
to 8:00 PM. 919 Bridge Street.
Vernonia Transfer Station
January 9th and 23rd
School Board Meeting January 14th
No School January 18th - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
No School January 29th - end of 1st semester/2nd quarter
Woodland Information Night
Woodland owners interested in learning about how to keep their land healthy
are invited to attend Woodland Information Night, Thursday, January 14 th , at 6:30 PM
at the OSU Extension Service office in St. Helens.
This free program will provide tips on dealing with noxious weeds, protecting wood-
ed property from fire, planting trees, and other issues of interest to small acreage
woodland owners. Attendees will find out about the various sources of assistance
available to help them achieve their goals and take care of their woodland and associ-
ated wildlife, water, and other resources.
For more information, contact the OSU Extension Service, 503-397-3462.
Hospice Volunteer Training Available
Have you thought, “Someday I’d like to volunteer for Hospice?” Now you
You can make a difference in the lives of patients and families facing the final
stages of life-limiting illness. Your heart for service is needed in the lives of those
facing such a tender time.
Winter Volunteer Training Session will be held the last two weeks of January,
2010. Five sessions will be taught in January by Hospice staff from the Hospice and
Palliative Care of Washington County: Tuesday the 19th, Thursday the 21st, Tuesday
the 26 th , Thursday the 28 th (6:15 PM to 9:00 PM) and Saturday the 30 th , 9:00 AM–
2:00 PM. Lunch will be provided on Saturday.
Volunteers can help with direct care of patients, bereavement work with
grieving families, clerical work in the office, public relations in the community, sew-
ing comfort pillows, passage quilts and so many other needs too numerous to men-
Readers Lend Their Voices...
Thank You! Thank you! to all my friends
and neighbors for all the many lovely cards and
flowers I received during my recent illness.
Another big thank you to the wonder-
ful residents of Vernonia for passing the school
bond. Now when we get our new schools people
will move back and we may even have new people
move here, which will help our economy.
I feel so blessed to live in our very special
Thanks to all,
bers, Ellen Meyer and Ralph Keasey for their years
of service given to the cemetery. The committee
has reached many of their goals through the years
with their direction and faithful service.
(Members of the Cemetery Beautification Com-
Cornerstone Naturals, The Clever Cricket, True
Value Hardware, Cedar Mist Studios, and Mario-
lino’s. We are very grateful for the support and
we hope our local businesses will benefit from our
card sales as well. And a thank you goes out to
The Voice for your assistance in getting all the lo-
gos for the card so that the card looked very pro-
We will be selling the cards at Sentry Mar-
ket from time to time, and they will be available at
the school district office, VHS, and many home
games. The card costs $10 and offers generous
discounts at all your favorite Vernonia businesses.
Many of the students on this trip are
fundraising 100% of their trip. Without our town’s
support, this awesome experience would not be
possible for them. They are looking forward to an
exciting 2-week trip in July 2010 that will include
a homestay, intensive Spanish classes, field trips,
and community service projects in the small town
they will be living in.
Again, thank you for supporting this life-
shaping experience for a great group of students.
On behalf of the Vernonia Memorial Cem-
The Vernonia High School Costa Rica
etery Beautification Committee and the Citizens of trip group would like to thank the following busi-
Vernonia, we would like to publically thank mem- nesses for their generosity in contributing to the
Vernonia Discount Card
they are selling: Muchas
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Bear Café, Café 47, Blue
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