The independent. (Vernonia, Or.) 1986-current, October 07, 2004, Page Page 7, Image 7

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    The INDEPENDENT, October 7, 2004
Domestic violence awareness month
Senior News
By Karen Miller
Y o u
k n o w
old when
y o u r
h o l d s
m o r e
valuables than your bank ac-
The weather is turning cool-
er, but hey, not cold enough to
keep ice cream lovers away on
the last Wednesday of every
month here at the Center dur-
ing lunch to join in ice cream
sundaes with all the works.
Sponsored by The Grove As-
sisted Living facility in Forest
Grove. So delicious you have
to stand in line! See you Octo-
ber 27 if not before!
October 15: Free Jazzercise
class for seniors to promote Ac-
tive Aging Week, conducted by
a trained Jazzercise manager.
Co-ed class, should be lots of
fun, wear comfortable work out
attire, 3:00 p.m. for an hour – if
we last that long!
1/2 price day at the Center’s
thrift store continues on the last
Friday of every month.
September 21 we had a
great time at free Senior Day at
the Zoo – a bus load of us went
and I heard there was an ice
cream stop on the way home –
join us next year.
We are still accepting news-
papers here – bring them in
during our open hours, Monday
through Friday from 9:00 a.m.
to 3:00 p.m.
Always we appreciate our
volunteer help, and can use
more, come in and see us if
this seems like a way you’d like
to do some helpful service for
your community.
Seniors sixty and up, call the
Senior Advocates office to see
if you qualify for housekeeping
and/or respite care services.
Next foot care day: October
• 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 on
Mondays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
• Free blood pressure
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checks the first and third Tues-
days, 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.
If you know of a senior who
would like a visit from the Se-
nior Advocate or has any senior
needs and concerns, call our
Senior Advocate...429-9112
Senior Center.......429-3912
October is Domestic Vio-
lence Awareness Month. The
Columbia County Women’s Re-
source Center and the Colum-
bia County Domestic Violence
Council have an activity with
the theme, “It IS your busi-
For too long, battered
women have worked to stop
domestic violence with too few
male allies in the fight. To pro-
mote the awareness that do-
mestic violence is everyone’s
business pledge cards will be
distributed and collected from
area residents and information
will be given on how to make a
difference. The pledges state
that the signer will vow NOT to
use violence in their relation-
ships. There will be information
about domestic violence as
well as teen dating violence.
Men in our community are be-
ing asked to help put an end to
domestic violence. By learning
about the behaviors abusers
use to control their partners,
and interrupting such behaviors
in others, men will be a power-
ful force against domestic vio-
lence. When batterers know
that they will lose friends, jobs,
and support from family and the
community, the abuse will end.
Please join as a male ally by
signing the pledge. Challenge
male friends and neighbors to
become allies as well.
Signers of the pledge will be
invited to a reception at the end
of the month. Pledge cards are
available in Vernonia at Sentry
Market, City Hall, Columbia
Community Mental Health and
The Independent. For other lo-
cations in Columbia County,
call 503-397-7110.
For more information about
domestic violence and ways to
help, for a list of needs from the
Women’s Resource Center, or
for volunteer opportunities, call
503-397-7110. If you or some-
one you know is facing domes-
tic violence, support and infor-
mation are available on the 24-
hour crisis line, 503-397-6161,
or toll free at 1-866-397-6161.
Finzel takes second at spelling bee
Tobie Finzel, 56, Vernonia,
took third place for the second
year in a row at the National
Senior Spelling Bee in
Cheyenne, Wyoming, on Sep-
tember 11, 2004. Another Ore-
gonian, William Long, 52,
Salem, took second place at
the bee.
For the past two years, the
national champion has come
from Oregon. This year the
winner was Jeff Kirsch, 52,
Madison, Wisconsin. The 2003
Young and not so young, everyone who attended enjoyed the
34th annual St. Mary’s Quilt Fair held September 16 to 18. In
addition to the beautiful quiltwork, the soups, rolls, pies and
cinnamon rolls were also enjoyed by many.
Nehalem Valley Bible Church
Invites the Vernonia Community
to the Dedication Service
of our newly purchased building.
Sunday, Oct.10 at 1:30 p.m.
At 500 North Street, Vernonia
(the former home of Grace Reformed Baptist Church)
Our guest speaker will be Earl Brubaker,
president of Northwest Independent Church
Extension (N.I.C.E.).
Our regular service times are:
Sun. 10:00 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Morning Worship
Wed. 7:00 p.m. Bible Study & Prayer
Sat. 6:30 a.m. Men’s Prayer Meeting
champion was Carol Sawyer of
Vernonia. Audeen Wagner,
also from Vernonia, previously
took the national champi-
Entrants competed in four
elimination rounds of written
spelling with the top 15 spellers
going on to oral competition.
This was the ninth year the Se-
nior Spelling Bee has been
held. Anyone 50 and older may
compete in the event.
for Mayor
I’m committed to:
The promotion of commerce,
culture, and quality of life and
the preservation of our
historical heritage.
Progress without compromising
the integrity of our community.
Paid for by Jimmy Johns, Vernonia