Illinois Valley news. (Cave City, Oregon) 1937-current, September 04, 2002, Page 4, Image 4

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    Illinois Valley News, Cave Junction, OR Wednesday, September 4, 2002
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agencies responsible for fight-
ing the fire to impartially in-
vestigate themselves in this
issue and still serve the aims
of justice and public good.
This appears to be no acci-
dent, but a deliberate decision
on the part of forestry offi-
Isn’t it time for all of us to
hold responsible the
“officials” who, through their
negligence, “bad advice,” and
“unavoidable bureaucracy” let
this fire get out of control?
The cost of this fire is coming
out of our taxpayer pockets.
Quick response
From Cliff and Chris
We would like to ac-
knowledge the quick response
to the fire on our property by
I.V. Fire District and espe-
cially volunteer Capt. Ken
Gavilik on Sunday morn-
ing, Sept. 1.
Gavlik arrived at our
home within five minutes of
our 911 call. After more than
a month of extra-long and
stress-filled hours he nonethe-
less was right there for us.
We also appreciate all the
other fire-fighting crews from
Oregon Dept. of Forestry that
showed up to help extinguish
the fire.
Without them it could
have been much worse. Words
cannot even express our ap-
Joe’s Kar Kare shows
valley hospitality
From Margaret Jane
and Kyla Free
Newport, Ore.
My daughter and I just
returned from a summer road
trip to Southern Oregon/
Northern California. Our plan
was to drive I-5 to the Trees
of Mystery and slowly north
101 to home.
Like most trips ours was
not without stress and little
“incidents,” that seemed to
come from nowhere to
dampen our spirits and make
us wonder at the wisdom of
leaving our own neighbor-
hood. One of these “incidents”
took place in Cave Junction.
Having done our tour of the
Kerbyville Museum; stopped
at every roadside fruit stand to
purchase peaches and berries
and enjoyed the Oregon
Caves. it was time to begin the
next leg of our journey.
Onward to the “Welcome
to California” sign for the
obligatory picture and then to
Crescent City. We made it as
far as the sign. After we
pulled off to take the picture
our Jeep Cherokee (or as Joe
fondly calls it, the Weep Mo-
bile) just stopped. No amount
of praying, pleading, cussing,
tire kicking, or kid yelling
(you just had to have your
picture taken) would turn over
the engine.
After watching for hours
as the cars sped by us south
and north with nary a soul
stopping to help us, and the
ever increasing smell of
smoke and fire, a Jerry’s tow
truck pulled up.
The person, I am sorry I
did not get his name, was so
friendly, so helpful and so
very happy. Upon inquiring
who would possibly still be
open at 5 on a Friday night to
fix our car, this really happy
guy made a phone call to Joe
at Kar Kare and simply asked
Joe to remain open to help us.
From the moment we
climbed out of the tow truck at
Kar Kare we felt safe and well
taken care of. Joe’s wife was
kind enough to bring parts
from Grants Pass. Joe not only
fixed our car, but entertained
us the long night through with
stories and Tai Chi. Rick does
not talk a whole lot, but al-
lowed himself to be whined at
and joked with.
The folks at Peitro’s Italian
Restaurant, where we took a
break to get some dinner, were
so friendly that we felt like
longtime favorite locals.
Saturday, Sept. 7
Jubilee Park
$20. -1st child $15. -2nd child
$12. for each child after
(All players must be paid in full by noon Sat., Sept.7
K through 2nd - 9 to 10 a.m.
3rd through 5th - 10 to 11 a.m.
6th through 8th - 11 a.m. to noon
Come join the fun & show us your skills!
Coaches needed!
For more information
phone 592-6070
(leave message)
Be involved! Sign up for a school sports program.
Scenes from the I.V.
Lions 30th annual
Labor Day Festival
and Parade