Page 4 The INDEPENDENT, October 7, 2004 Kerry supporter talks with veterans Honda products lican who supports Kerry’s for all purposes presidential bid, our nation Jim Rassmann Florence veteran Jim Rass- mann, who was an Army Spe- cial Forces officer and credits former Navy Lieut. John Kerry with saving his life in 1969 by turning a boat around and pulling him out of a river in Viet- nam, took a break from his new life in the national spotlight to visit with veterans in five Ore- gon towns last week. According to Rassmann, un- til recently a registered Repub- needs a new commander-in- chief who will be honest with the American people and pro- vide strong, effective leader- ship at home and around the world. “George Bush had an oppor- tunity after 9/11 to bring not only the American people to- gether, but the rest of the world as well,” said Rassmann. “He didn’t just squander it, he trashed it. We’ve got the wrong man at the top and we’ve got to get him out of there.” Prominently featured during Rassmann’s conversation with local veterans was the war in Iraq. Rassmann contends that the situation in Iraq would have been different with a more competent and effective leader at the helm. Veterans interested in be- coming active in Veterans for Kerry can e-mail <veterans@ carryoregon.com> or call 503- 239-6001. Forest Grove Honda has Hondas, Hondas, and more Hondas. They have motorcy- cles for street or dirt, ATVs, generators – including the new extremely lightweight, portable, fuel-efficient and super quiet in- verter generators, lawn mow- ers, tillers, trimmers, and all re- lated accessories…all by Hon- da. Started by Ron Quay and his brother in 1972, the business is now operated by Ron’s son, Ken, who has been working at the store since graduating from high school. He and his staff of six have about 60 years of combined experience at Forest Grove Honda. One employee, Mike Olmstead, has been there for 22 years. They “plan to con- tinue providing good service to the community and to keep the prices down as much as possi- ble,” said Quay. “We want to make buying fun, we are in a recreational Community Calendar VERNONIA Alcoholics Anonymous Mondays Alcoholics Anonymous Saturdays American Legion Post #119 2nd Thursday Arts & Crafts Society 2nd Thursday Booster Club 2nd Wednesday Boy Scout Troop 201 Tuesdays Boy Scout Troop 860 Wednesdays Cemetery Beautification Comm. 2nd Thursday Chamber of Commerce 2nd Wednesday Community Coalition 2nd Monday Cub Scout Pack 201 Scout Cabin Doll Club 4th Tuesday Friends of the Library 1st Tuesday Hands On Art Committee 3rd Wednesday Home Extension Club 3rd Thursday Izaak Walton League 3rd Thursday Lions Club 1st & 3rd Tuesdays Nehalem Valley Car Club Pioneer Museum Preschool Story Hour Mondays Upper Nehalem C.P.A.C. 2nd Tuesday Vernonia Airport Committee 3rd Wednesday Vernonia Cares Directors Vernonia City Council 1st & 3rd Mondays Vernonia Community PTA 2nd Monday Vernonia Grange 4th Saturday Vernonia Health Center 2nd Monday Vernonia Planning Comm. 1st & 3rd Thursdays Vernonia Pride Vernonia Ridge Riders Last Thursday Vernonia RFPD Board 2nd Tuesday Vernonia School Board 2nd Thursday Vernonia Sr. Center Board 3rd Friday Vern. Volunteer Ambulance Assoc. 1st Thursday Vernonia Volunteer Firefighters 2nd Monday WOEC Directors 3rd Tuesday 6:30 p.m., Head Start Bldg. 7:00 p.m., Head Start Bldg. 627 Adams Avenue 2:00 p.m., City Library 7:00 p.m., VHS Library 7:00 p.m., Scout Cabin 7:00 p.m., LDS Church 7:00 p.m., Leonetti’s Grill Noon, Buckhorn Restaurant 12:30 p.m. School District Ofc. For Info Call 503-429-0188 1:00 p.m., Senior Center 7:00 p.m., Vernonia Library 7:00 p.m., Head Start Bldg. 10:30 a.m., Christian Church For location call 503-429-7193 6:30 p.m., Buckhorn Restaurant For Info Call 503-429-4074 For Info Call 503-429-8134 10:30 a.m., City Library 7:00 p.m., City Hall 7:00 p.m., City Hall For Info call 503-429-1414 7:00 p.m., City Hall 7:00 p.m., WGS Library 10:30 a.m., Grange Hall 6:00 p.m., 510 Bridge St. 7:00 p.m., City Hall For Info Call, 503-429-5201 7:00 p.m., Senior Center 7:00 p.m., Fire Station 6:00 p.m., District Office 1:00 p.m., Senior Center 7:00 p.m., Fire Station 7:00 p.m., Fire Station 7:00 p.m., WOEC The competent and friendly staff at Forest Grove Honda in- clude, from left to right, Jon Mulleda, Ken Quay, Craig Chris- tensen, Chris Barackman, and Mike Olmstead. market and it should be fun,” he said. They seem to be accom- plishing that goal with an at- mosphere that is friendly and relaxed. Because Quay’s hobby is meteorology, the store also has a full line of weather instru- ments by Davis and Maximum. S M OCTOBER T W T 3 10 17 24 31 4 11 18 25 5 12 19 26 6 13 20 27 7 14 21 28 F 1 8 15 22 29 S 2 9 16 23 30 S 7 14 21 28 M 1 8 15 22 29 NOVEMBER T W T 4 3 2 9 10 11 16 17 18 23 24 25 30 F 5 12 19 26 S 6 13 20 27 Forest Grove Honda is locat- ed at 3619 Pacific Avenue in Forest Grove. They can be called at 503-357-7300 or 877- 500-7300. Their web site is <www.fghonda.com>. A small store offering a large inventory, Forest Grove Honda is worth a visit. S M 5 12 19 26 6 13 20 27 MIST-BIRKENFELD M-BRFPD Board Business Mtg. 2nd Tuesday M-BRFPD Board Workshop 4th Tuesday M-B Ambulance Drill 1st & 2nd Thursdays M-B Fire Drill 1st & 2nd Wednesdays M-B Helping Circle 2nd Monday M-B SAR Drill 3rd Wednesday M-B Volunteer Assoc. 1st Tuesday Natal Grange 2nd Wednesday T.O.P.S. Mondays Upr Nehalem Watershed Council For date call 429-2401 DECEMBER T W T 2 1 8 7 9 14 15 16 21 22 23 29 29 30 F 3 10 17 24 31 S 4 11 18 25 7:00 p.m., Main Fire Station 7:00 p.m., Main Fire Station 7:00 p.m., Main Fire Station 7:00 p.m., Main Fire Station 7:00 p.m., Main Fire Station 7:00 p.m., Main Fire Station 7:00 p.m., Main Fire Station 7:30 p.m., Natal Grange Hall 6:00 p.m., Main Fire Station 7:00 p.m., Main Fire Station BANKS Alcoholics Anonymous Fridays 8:00 p.m., Methodist Church Banks City Council 2nd Tuesday 7:30 p.m., City Hall Banks Fire District #13 2nd Wednesday 7:00 p.m., Station 13 Banks Planning Commission Last Tuesday 7:00 p.m., City Hall Banks School Board 2nd Monday 7:30 p.m., Jr. High Library Banks Youth Group Sundays, Wednesdays 7:00 p.m., UMC Youth Bldg. Chamber of Commerce 1st Thursday 12:30 p.m., Fire District Office CPO 14 3rd Monday 7:00 p.m., City Library Friends of the Library 2nd Tuesday 7:00 p.m., City Library Lions Club 1st & 3rd Mondays 7:00 p.m., Schlegel Hall Sunset Park Assoc. 3rd Wednesday 8:00 p.m., Gun Club T.O.P.S. Wednesdays 7:00 p.m., Administration Bldg. Women’s Aglow 2nd Thursday 7:00 p.m., City Library COLUMBIA COUNTY (All meet in St. Helens unless otherwise noted.) Board of Commissioners Wednesdays 10 a.m., Courthouse Citizens for Senior Justice 2nd Tuesday 7:00 p.m., Sunset Park Church Columbia Soil & Water District 3rd Wednesday 7:30 p.m., NRCS , 2514 Sykes County Fair Board 2nd Monday 7:00 p.m., Fairgrounds 4-H Bldg. County Parks Commission 3rd Monday 6:00 p.m., 1054 Oregon St. Mental Health Advisory Comm. 3rd Tuesday 10 a.m., 2nd Floor, Courthouse Comm. on Children & Families 3rd Thursday 5:30 p.m. OSU Ext., 550 N. Hwy. 30 Local Alcohol & Drug Plann. Comm. 2nd Tuesday 3:00 p.m., 2nd Floor, Courthouse Organizations and meeting dates not listed may be included by calling 429-9410 or by mail to The INDEPENDENT, 725 Bridge Street, Vernonia, OR 97064.