The independent. (Vernonia, Or.) 1986-current, April 21, 2005, Page Page 11, Image 11

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    The INDEPENDENT, April 21, 2005
Dance at Vernonia Grange April 23
The Travellin’ Grangers will
be performing at the Vernonia
Grange Spring Dance on Satur-
day, April 23 from 7 to 10 p.m.
Admission will be $3 per
adult or $5 per couple, $1 for
children 12 to 18, and children
under 12 will be admitted free.
Soup and other refreshments
will be available. The Vernonia
Grange is located at 457 North
Hart’s Reptiles brought snakes and lizards and turtles, oh
my, to the Vernonia Library on April 11. A corn snake is being
shown in the picture above. A Desert Tortoise that was
brought along was known to be at least 129 years old.
Col. Co. Spring Fair and Plant Sale
The ninth annual Spring Fair
and Plant Sale hosted by the
OSU Columbia County Master
Gardeners will be held on Sat-
urday, April 30, from 9:00 a.m.
to 4:00 p.m. at St. Helens High
School Commons, 2375 Gable
Road, St. Helens.
The Master Gardeners will
be selling tomato plants for
$1.00 each, with 30 standard
and 30 heirloom varieties avail-
able. The tomatoes are being
See page 22
Welcome Additions
Kortnie Lynn Adams
Kortnie Lynn Adams was
born March 25, 2005, to
Lawrence and Stacy Adams of
Vernonia. She weighed 8
pounds and was 20 inches
She has joined her sister,
Makayla, and brother, Tristan,
at the family home.
Grandparents are Lanny
and Judy McDonald of Vernon-
ia and Larry and Deanna
Adams of Warren.
Warren Aldrich of Longview,
Washington, Ruby McDonald
of Vernonia and Genevieve
Taylor of Portland.
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Bits & Bites
By Jacqueline Ramsay
I be-
lieve the
s t a t e
has fig-
ured a
way to
g e t
some of
us older
folk off
the highways leading into at
least Portland. Holy Cow – my
first trip in this year. I thought it
was a chore last fall but from
Murray Road in now it’s a mess
– roads shifted over rough
patches and still allowing 55
mph – you have to guess if
you’re still in the lane you
should be in and it’s really
“EEEEK” after the Ross Island
hook off. They are changing
something in the 6-way inter-
section with lights and flaggers
– Oh, Well – I made it both
Latest flash from outer
space – schools are thinking of
bringing back actual P.E. and
removing fast food (junk) ma-
chines from schools so kids
can start watching their food in-
take. I think I hit that subject in
August of ‘03. And, now you
can have video exercise games
in some schools.
I’d also like to comment on
the intended new school to be
built in Vernonia but I’d better
keep my mouth shut, because I
was one of those that said
“Build Washington and the
High School from the ground
up because…” – and you
turned us down flat so – now
you fix the problems, such as
the sewer under the grade
On a brighter note – the
Road Rally is coming back to
Vernonia on Sunday, April 24,
headquarters at the school
grounds again. It’s open to the
public to see, smell and taste
the excitement of those fast
cars and drivers. Vernonia
Cares will be manning the food
booth – hot dogs, chili and
Krispy Kremes – it’s open to
one and all – we’ll look for you,
rain or shine.
I hadn’t been to the lake for
about four days and what a
pleasant surprise – the lamp
posts are just plumb beautiful.
The shape takes you back to a
more leisurely time. They fit in.
I see the lily pads are consum-
ing more of the open water,
Ah, Spring rain, snow and
hail, can Spring weeds be far
Quilters Guild
will meet May 4
Attention Quilters: You are
invited to join the free Quilters
Guild in Vernonia. Guild mem-
bers share ideas, patterns,
tips, quilts and refreshments.
Everyone is welcome, be-
ginners to experienced quil-
ters. Those who attended the
first meeting, held April 6, had
a wonderful time and hope oth-
ers will join them.
The next meeting will be
May 4 at 7:00 p.m. at 741 E.
Bridge St., Vernonia. For more
information, call Jeanette at
Oregon Trail Rally
April 22-24, 2005
Pizza & Grill
Due to Popular Demand
Mini Pizzas are Here.
Come and try one today
721 Madison Ave., Vernonia • 503-429-5018
A Month of Sunday Brunches!
Every Sunday 9-2
May 1 South of the Border Specialties
May 8 Mother’s Day Crepe Buffet
May 15 Seafood Delicacies
May 22 Grecian Goodies
May 29 & 30 Memoralbe All-
American BBQ
Proud supporters of the Vernonia Food Bank and School District
Spectator guides available at The Independent newspaper office
Event Information: Call 503-638-7373, or on the web at