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The INDEPENDENT, April 21, 2011
Senior Center News
The Daisy Girl Scouts, and their adult helpers, spread bark dust under the street trees on
Bridge St. during Make Vernonia Shine Day on April 16. Over 60 people turned out to work on
a variety of projects to spruce up Vernonia.
Vital Vernonia Indicator Project coming
What difference will all of the
community projects make in
Vernonia? To help answer that
question, the Vernonia Eco-
nomic Development Commit-
tee has partnered with Exten-
sion faculty members from Ore-
gon State University to create a
series of indicators that reflect
the community’s economic, en-
vironmental, social, and capac-
The process, known as the
Vital Vernonia Indicator Project,
will use community input to cre-
ate measurable benchmarks of
Vernonia’s progress towards its
vision for a healthy sustainable
future. The project will produce
a baseline measurement of vi-
tality and, in the future, the
community will be able to con-
See Vital on page 22
Author Cody coming to Vernonia
Author Robin Cody, who
writes about Northwest Ore-
gon, will be at the Vernonia
Public Library on Wednesday,
May 10th at 7:00 p.m. to dis-
cuss his latest book, Another
Way the River Has: Taut True
Tales from the Northwest. He
will discuss the book, sign pre-
viously purchased books and
have books available for pur-
Plan to attend Vernonia Health Fair
A Vernonia Health Fair will
be held May 7, from 9:00 a.m.
to 4:00 p.m., at the Vernonia
The Vernonia Lion’s Club
will offer hearing and sight test-
ing, Tom Haselstrom, Farmers
Insurance, will offer children’s
fingerprinting and pictures.
Providence Health & Services
will offer glucose and choles-
terol testing and blood pressure
tests. The glucose and/or cho-
lesterol will be offered as fast-
ing tests from 9:00 to 11:00
Let’s Pray, May 4
Vernonia Christian Church
will hold a Let’s Pray Together
Again, Vernonia in Prayer
event on Wednesday, May 4,
from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
The Vernonia Christian
Church is located at 410 North
a.m. and as non-fasting all day.
Red Cross will have informa-
tion on emergency prepared-
ness, in addition to having the
Blood Mobile on hand. Carol
McIntyre, N.D., will provide
medical and exercise informa-
tion. Dr. Chris Scheuerman,
Vernonia Dental, will give free
dental exams and the Colum-
bia County Sheriff’s Office will
be holding a drug take-back
Penny Costley, with Jazzer-
cise, will provide information,
and the Vernonia Scouts will
provide healthy food.
The health fair is sponsored
by the Vernonia Health Board.
St. Mary’s Rummage Sale
Inventory includes: Household items,
Furniture, Quality Clothing, Books,
Children’s items and ‘Man Stuff’
Within Everyone’s Budget!
April 29 th April 30 th
Friday 10am to 4 pm
Saturday 10am to 3 pm
980 Missouri Ave, Vernonia
For info call Maria at 503-429-1069
or St. Mary's at 503-429-8841
The Senior Center Thrift Shop is open Monday through Friday
from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Always half price during the first week
of each month.
Free blood pressure checks are available on the 4th Wednes-
day of each month from 11 a.m. to noon.
Lunch is served Monday through Friday at noon. A $4.00 dona-
tion is suggested for those 60 and older, and $5.00 for those un-
der 60. If you prefer lunch to go, for only $5.00 you can call ahead
and place your order.
This month’s 5 Area Lunch will be in Clatskanie on Monday,
On the last Wednesday of each month, Wauna Federal Credit
Union makes a good lunch even better by providing diners with
free ice cream.
Birthday lunch on the last Friday of each month. April birthdays
will be noted on the 29th.
The Center’s kitchen and dining area are also put to good use
on Friday mornings, when breakfast is available to all ages at
$3.50 per person, from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. Additionally, maple bars
are made fresh daily and are only $1.00 each.
Free surplus bread, pastries, etc., are available at the Center
on most Tuesdays. It’s first-come, first-served until everything is
Remember, needle-workers gather on Tuesdays, and pinochle
players enjoy friendly competition on Fridays after lunch. New-
comers are welcome to join the activities, and it’s a good way to
meet new folks.
Vernonia Senior Citizens Center: 446 Bridge Street
Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Senior Information Assistance Rep: Rosie McCoy
Thrift Shop Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Free Longview coin show, May 1
The Cowlitz Coin Club will
hold its 43rd annual Coin Show
on Sunday, May 1, from 10:00
a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Entrance is free and there
will be a $25 U.S. gold coin raf-
fle. Coins, currency and tokens
will be available to buy, sell or
The coin show will be held in
the AWPPW Hall, at 724 15th
Ave., Longview. The Cowlitz
Coin Club is a non-profit organ-
This Easter give your family
more than fuzzy bunnies.
Give the miracle of the Life!
Join us as we celebrate the Resurrection
The living Christ
Service 7:30 PM
Easter Worship and Praise
Vernonia Community Church
957 State Ave