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The INDEPENDENT, December 4, 2003
By Karen Miller
T h e
wishes to
thies to
our faith-
ful and special members, Russ
Taylor, and family, on the sud-
den passing of his beloved
wife, Stevie. We will miss Ste-
vie’s sweet smile and good hu-
Thanksgiving season is a
time to reflect and be filled with
gratitude for those special peo-
ple in our lives. Here at the
Center, we wish to express our
sincere thank you to ALL of you
in this community who volun-
teer their time, now, or in the
past, to help keep the Vernonia
Senior Center operating. We
also thank all of you who pa-
tronize the Center’s thrift store,
all who donate and all of you
who come in and eat our great
lunches or just come in to sit
and chat.
See you at our Senior
Bazaar this Saturday and Sun-
day, Dec. 6 and 7, 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. Come in, shop around and
purchase tickets for the beauti-
ful quilt, lovingly handmade by
our faithful Tuesday quilters,
Louise, Faith, Susan and others.
You may be the lucky winner.
Christmas dinner here will
be Dec. 18 at noon, call or
come in to sign up.
Foot Care Day is Friday,
Dec. 19. This is a donation ba-
sis only, for seniors 60 and up.
Slots fill fast so call us A.S.A.P.!
Free blood pressure checks
will be available at the Center
on Dec. 12, Jan 9, and Jan. 23.
After Feb. 1, they will be the 1st
and 3rd Friday of each month.
These are provided by Provi-
dence-Vernonia Clinic.
For transportation to any-
where in Columbia County, call
Metro West here at the Center,
also to Beaverton, Hillsboro
and Forest Grove. This is pub-
lic transportation for all. For
rates, call the Metro office here
at 503-429-4304.
• Pastries and bread
Wednesday and Saturday a.m.
• Bingo, Mondays at lunch.
• Music with the Golden
Oldies on Wednesdays.
• Games on Thursdays.
• Willoughby Hearing every
second Friday at 11:00 a.m.
• Sign language class Mon-
day, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
If you know of a senior who
would like a visit from the Se-
nior Advocate or have any sen-
ior needs and concerns, call
our office.
Turkeys, hams
still needed for
Cares boxes
Turkeys and hams are still
needed for the Vernonia Cares
Christmas food boxes. Slightly
more than 100 have been do-
nated and purchased, to date,
leaving a need for approxi-
mately 100 more to meet the
goal of 200.
There are still several ways
to donate before Christmas. If
you purchase a ham or turkey
at Vernonia Sentry, you can do-
nate at the check stand. Also,
there will be a drop site at the
Providence Family Medicine
parking lot on December 6 and
13 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Another option is to call Pat or
Bob Stacklie at 503-429-7563
for pick-up at your home in the
Vernonia area.
Volunteers working on this
project have expressed sincere
thanks to all who have come
forward with generous dona-
tions of turkeys, hams, cash
and Saver Shields!
Your donation is tax deduc-
tible and greatly needed.
Please help if you can.
Welcome Additions
Emily Skye Epler
Emily Skye Epler was born
November 20, 2003, to Andrea
and John Epler of Salem. She
weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces
and was 20-1/2 inches long.
Grandparents are Kimberly
of Salem, and Paul and Alisha
Epler of Vernonia.
John and Florence Epler of
Hillsboro, and Patricia Grunitz
of Salem.
PFC Dennis Peters
Anne-Chantale Rose Gen-
dron-Herndon was born Octo-
ber 21, 2003, to Madeleine
Gendron and David Herndon.
She weighed 7 pounds, 11
She joins her brothers,
Louis-David and Charles; and
sisters, Yolande, Celia, and
Myriam, at the family home in
Grandparents are Yolande
and Michel Gendron of
Québec, Canada; Marilyn
Stenoien of Valley Center,
Calif., and Jim Herndon of
Army Private First Class
Dennis Peters is being de-
ployed to Iraq as a member of
the Infantry’s elite Stryker
Brigade Combat Team. He has
completed a tour of duty in Af-
Peters is a 2000 graduate of
Vernonia High School. He is
the son of Tricia Coates of Ver-
nonia and Richard J. Peters of
San Diego.
Letters may be addressed to
Private Peters at:
PFC Dennis Peters
Cco 2/3 Infantry SBCT
APO AE 09385
Have you thought
about the care you
or your loved one may
need someday?
Senior Advocate... 429-9112
Senior Center....... 429-3912
Transportation...... 429-4504
Jennings McCall
Invites you to take
a VERY close look...
You Choose • We Cut
Many Varieties to choice from
$ 1.
OFF any tree
W/2 cans of food for
Vernonia Cares
65736 Nehalem Hwy. N.
(Hwy. 47)
10 Miles north of Vernonia
In the Service
Forest Grove
Care-full care...
...I’ve had a weekly quilting class at Valley Art for over 15
years and do hardanger on Wednesdays. My extra room is
dedicated to sewing. I’ve been at Jennings McCall for two years
since my family became concerned about my living alone on a
farm. I’ve been absolutely satisfied with my decision. I’m in
excellent health, but when I need to go to the doctor, Jennings
McCall’s driver carefully takes me wherever I need to go.”
Jennings McCall 1
Independent Living Center
2300 Masonic Way
- InaMarie Withycombe
Enduring, Compassionate Care Since 1922. Provided and Operated by the Masons
An Independent and Assisted Living facility
with Progressive Care available
Visit us at our website:
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