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    The Columbia Press
February 18, 2022
Senior Moments
with Emma Edwards
Concentrate on learning
Recently, a few of us were
reminiscing about marga-
rine. When I was a child,
my mama used to use those
heavy plastic bags that looked
like lard with a little round
orange-colored capsule.
Remember those? We kids
used to beg to be the one to
squeeze the bag, popping the
color capsule to finish the job of
making the margarine yellow.
We have it so much easi-
er now, of course. There’s so
much to be thankful for as we
age and learn.
Think about it. We even
have road signs that tell us
where we’re going and some-
times where we’ve been.
I never had a car with a
talking box in it back when
I was driving. But now, even
when getting a ride with
someone, they just tell that
little box where they want to
go and -- I declare -- the box
tells them when they’ve made
a wrong turn.
I have never figured how
the box knows exactly when
and where the driver made
the mistake.
On the other hand, I think
we seniors are better at plan-
ning ahead because we had
limited information. We had
maps and used them.
Speaking of planning ahead,
I’ve already had phone calls
(probably because of the re-
cent sunshine and spring
weather) asking when we set
our clocks ahead.
If you like to plan ahead,
Daylight Savings Time is on
Sunday, March 13, this year.
And, back that up a bit
as Ash Wednesday falls on
March 2, which gives us Palm
Sunday on April 10, Good
Friday on April 15, and Eas-
ter on April 17 this year.
There. Now we can impress
our families by showing off
what we know.
But before the spring hol-
idays hit, there is a federal
holiday, when post offices
and government offices and
workplaces are closed. You
probably already know that.
It’s called President’s Day
and this year it falls on Mon-
day, Feb. 21.
It’s a day when we honor all
of the past and present Unit-
ed States presidents. If time
permits, stop at Warrenton
Community Library to read
about the presidents and how
many came from each state.
There is one state that gave
us eight presidents. Can you
guess which one?
Have you ever thought, as
Mark Twain did, that “Life
would be infinitely happier if
we could only be born at the
age of 80 and gradually ap-
proach 18”?
Maybe we need to concen-
trate more on learning.
Henry Ford said “Anyone
who stops learning is old,
whether at 20 or 80. Any-
one who keeps learning stays
young. The greatest thing
in life is to keep your mind
How do we do this? We
could start by learning more
about the computer, crafts,
the Bible, gardening, what-
ever, maybe even the ham
By the way, have you
guessed which state pro-
duced eight U.S. presidents?
It’s Virginia.
Laugh often, long and loud.
Laugh until you gasp for
breath (because Emma said
Spotlight on the City
by April Clark
Residents can make good use of city facilities
Warrenton Communi-
ty Center is a wonder-
ful space available for
rent for many types of
It was built in 1988
with a Community De-
velopment Block Grant.
The project began as
the dream of a group of
seniors known as “The
Crazy Eight.” Since
then, Warrenton Com-
munity Center has be-
come a gathering place, not
only for Warrenton senior
lunches and the Meals on
Wheels program, but also
for wedding receptions, baby
showers, birthday celebra-
tions, memorial services, re-
unions, business meetings,
town halls, banquets, free
Thanksgiving meals, crab
feeds and community fund-
raising breakfasts.
The community center is
funded almost entirely by
rental fees and donations.
A small amount of discre-
tionary revenue goes toward
building maintenance each
year, but no property taxes
are allocated to the opera-
tions or maintenance of the
The goal in the original grant
application was that the War-
renton Community Center be
and not create an additional
burden on property tax rolls.
Any operating deficit would
be offset by fundraising activ-
The City Commission cre-
ated an advisory board and
tasked them with maintain-
ing these goals.
For many years, the Com-
munity Center Advisory
Board has held two fundrais-
ing events, Breakfast with
Santa and Breakfast with the
Easter Bunny. The two events
have been very successful and
are not only an important
revenue, but have become
ty traditions that everyone
looks forward to each year.
Many local businesses gen-
erously contribute money
as well as supplies, and the
events wouldn’t be successful
without them.
The Pig ‘N Pancake has
been supplying the pancakes
and Starbucks has
been supplying the
coffee for many years.
Citizens of Warren-
ton always show up to
support and take part
in the festivities, even
during the pandemic,
when we had to switch
to a takeout-only op-
For more informa-
tion about the War-
Center for your next gather-
ing or celebration, please call
503-861-2233 or visit ci.war-
ter. If you are interested in
serving on the Community
Center Advisory Board, an
application can be found at
Please join us for Breakfast
with the Easter Bunny from 8
to 11 a.m. Sunday, April 3, at
Warrenton Community Cen-
ter, 170 S.W. Third St.
April Clark is finance direc-
tor for the city of Warrenton.
In the Matter of the Estate of PEGGY JEAN HARRISON, Deceased
Case No.: 22PB01004
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that David Berkman has been appoint-
ed Personal Representative. All persons having claims against the es-
tate are required to present them, with vouchers attached, to the Per-
sonal Representative c/o Ashley Flukinger, Attorney at Law, LLC, 3645
Highway 101 N., Gearhart, Oregon 97138, within four months after the
date of first publication of this notice, or the claims may be barred.
All persons whose rights may be affected by the proceedings may ob-
tain additional information from the records of the Court, the Personal
Representative, or the lawyer for the Personal Representative, Ashley
Dated and first published on February 11, 2022.
Ashley Flukinger, OSB No. 120864
Attorney for Personal Representative
Ashley Flukinger, Attorney at Law, LLC
3645 Highway 101 N.
Gearhart, Oregon 97138