The independent. (Vernonia, Or.) 1986-current, August 04, 2005, Page Page 7, Image 7

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    The INDEPENDENT, August 4, 2005
Reminder: Dial a Ride in Vernonia
Columbia County residents
are reminded that they may call
1-888-462-6526 to schedule
Door-to-Door/Dial a Ride serv-
ice in Scappoose, Rainier, St.
Helens, Clatskanie, Columbia
and Vernonia.
Bus service is also available
six times daily from St. Helens
to the Portland Transit Mall,
with stops at the Medical Mall
in St Helens, Safeway in St.
Helens, Chinook Plaza in
Scappoose, Fred Meyer in
Scappoose, and at NW Fifth
and Hoyt in Portland.
All service is handicapped
accessible. For a schedule and
fare information call 1-888-462-
6526 or check the website
. Bus passes are available, for
more information, ask your
driver or call the number
Should there be a Jamboree King
or Queen next year for the 50th?
Should there be a Queen’s
court and/or a King’s court for
the upcoming 50th anniversary
Vernonia Friendship Jamboree
in 2006?
The Festival Committee is
seeking teenagers interested in
helping to develop such a pro-
gram, along with adults inter-
ested in being chaperones and
There will be a sign-up sheet
and more information at the
Vernonia Friendship Jamboree
Variety Show, Dance and 50th
official kickoff ceremony at the
Vernonia Grange Hall, 457
North St., on August 7.
Time to sign up for City Yard Sale
The seventh annual Vernon-
ia City Wide Yard Sale will be
held Saturday, September 17,
from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contact Helen at Vernonia
Realty & Insurance Center at
503-429-6203 to participate or
for more information.
Maps showing the location
of the sales will be available on
Friday, September 16.
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(Marquis Assisted Living Community)
• Large Homey Apartments • Creative Meals
• Laundry • Housekeeping • Transportation
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Senior News
By Karen Miller
It was
the yo-
that did
it!! Yes,
her way
into the
hearts of
the judges at the crowning of
this year’s Columbia County
Fair Senior Queen. We are all
proud of her as she brought
home the Queen’s scepter as
the 2005 Senior Queen repre-
senting Vernonia!! Good job,
Necia. Thank you to Bill James
for being her escort at the fair
and for transporting her to all
the parades and other places
the senior queen is expected to
be! And for those of you that
want to hear Necia and her ren-
dition of I Want to be a Cow-
boy’s Sweetheart , come on
down on Wednesdays.
VOLUNTEERS. If you can
help, please come in and see
our President, Bill James.
Thank you to all the seniors
who showed up at the recent
council meeting letting the city
manager and council members
know that we really do want a
new center.
We are still offering foot care
here at the center – Foot care
by Judy. She comes in two
times a month now so call my
office to sign up. We appreciate
a donation of $15 and she does
a great job.
The Sweet Adelines will be
here Saturday and Sunday to
serve breakfast from 7:00 a.m.
to noon for Jamboree week-
end. They do a great job; come
on in.
Take Note: Our thrift shop
we will be having a buy one,
get one free item every Friday.
WE WILL BE OPEN for busi-
ness Friday and Saturday Jam-
boree weekend. See you then!
We would like to thank Larry
Enjoy Jamboree
Drug Coalition
to meet Aug. 8
but, please…
don’t drink and drive
The next meeting of the Ver-
nonia Drug Free Coalition will
be August 8 at 12:30 p.m. at
City Hall. There will be no
evening meeting in August.
Bernardi for his help here at the
center and all the things he
does with such a good attitude;
and his faithful dog who waits
for him outside the door. Thank
you Larry! We appreciate you.
out “Identity Theft Resource
Center” at <www.idtheftcente> for information on how to
protect yourself against scams
before you become a victim.
This is a good site to pass
along to family and friends. Re-
member…knowledge is power!
More “so they say” info:
Peanut butter will get scratches
out of CD’s, wipe off with a cof-
fee filter paper. Peanut butter
will remove ink from the face of
dolls. For a sticking bicycle
chain…Pam no-stick cooking
spray. Pam will also remove
paint and grease from your
hands! Keep a can in your
TEAM, an organization dedi-
cated to investing in your com-
munity is now on the web: Click
onto their services at <www.
columbia–> and
see where they can be of serv-
ice to you!
Have a safe, fun time at all
this weekend’s festivities!
Come see us here at 446
Bridge Street.
• 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.
• Jazzercise class at 2:00
p.m. on Tuesdays.
• Free blood pressure
checks the first and third Tues-
days, 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.
• Sign language class at
9:00 a.m. on Mondays.
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