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The INDEPENDENT, April 2, 2009
quently requiring another major
reconstructive surgery, fol-
lowed by a period of three
months healing time. From
start to finish, the Doctor ex-
pects David to be off work for a
period of one year.
David Borders grew up in
Vernonia, son of Bob and
JeanAnn Borders. He did a lot
of logging in this community be-
fore moving into the ceramic
tile business. Luckily, being self
employed, David carried major
medical insurance, so the ma-
jority of surgical expenses are
covered. Then comes the reali-
ty of co-pay percentage, travel
expenses, prescriptions, and
the needs of everyday life.
We are trying to help David
and his wife of seven years,
Lisa, who herself has limita-
tions due to MS, make it
through the next months with-
out David’s income. Every 3rd
week of his chemo treatment
requires a 5-day stay in Boise
Idaho, where the treatments
are being administered. With
that stay comes a whole host of
other travel related expenses.
Many Vernonia residents
have been asking how they can
help, so we are trying to pro-
vide as many avenues as pos-
sible to bring peace to the
hearts of those individuals and
to David and Lisa as well.
Prayers, cards, and letters of
support, so warmly received,
can be sent to their mailing ad-
dress: 1445 4th St., Baker City,
Cash donations of any size
can be made at any US Bank
branch. Simply ask to make a
donation to the ”David Borders
Donation Account“. A letter
from Dr. Pommier is on file with
the Vernonia Branch to verify
From page 2
ity to manage cougars under its
current authority, which uses
volunteer agents to reduce
cougar populations in targeted
areas when it is warranted.
Currently, numerous game
management units meet the
criteria for cougar reductions,
but ODF&W has been overly
cautious in conducting reduc-
tions. This is another fight that
has been going on for a long
time; unfortunately, there is no
light at the end of the tunnel.
One thing is certain though,
with fewer and fewer big game
animals to pursue, there will be
fewer sportsmen willing to shell
out money for licenses and
tags and the burden for wildlife
management will be forced
back upon the general public.
Maybe the Ways and Means
committee might want to think
Oregon state law requires anyone
who contracts for construction work to
be licensed with the Construction Con-
tractors Board. An active license
means the contractor is bonded and
insured. Verify the contractor’s CCB li-
cense through the CCB Consumer
NRA handgun safety course. Meets
concealed handgun requirements.
503-709-1878 or www.abcforlife.net.
Child and infant babysitting safety
course. 503-709-1878 or www.abcfor
From page 21
Please mark May 16 on your
calendar and plan to come out
and make this the largest vol-
unteer day we have had.
Account set up to aid
To the Editor:
A donation account has
been opened at the Vernonia
branch of US Bank for David
Borders, who had major ab-
dominal cancer surgery at
OHSU on Jan 6, 2009.
According to Dr. Rodney
Pommier at the surgical oncol-
ogy division of OHSU, David
will now undergo a 3-month pe-
riod of chemotherapy, subse-
this information and qualify this
Izaak Walton League,
Nehalem Valley Chapter
meets monthly on the 3rd
Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Call
503-428-7193 for location.
CARD OF THANKS
Thank you to all of our friends, fam-
ily, golf course members, and all of the
Vernonia community for the prayers,
cards, flowers, food, and compassion
during our time of sorrow for the recent
passing of our beloved father, Fred
Fulmer III. Sincerely,
The Fulmer and Zavales
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If your furniture isn't
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Get your stuff together with Jack
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Handyman: Reasonable rates, all
work guaranteed. Call Brian at 971-
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leave message at 503-255-2959 (V.I.P. Property Management)
(from page 17)
1. In the foothills of the
3. Measles epidemic.
4. A conference for north-
western writers, held each
July near Wallowa Lake.
5. Bill Tilden, in 1929.
6. McKenzie River.
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Water, sewer, garbage paid. Tax
1978 double-wide mfg home in Ver-
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