AARP Oregon advises: Get prepared for when disaster strikes

Get prepared for disasters common to Oregon, says AARP Oregon. (AARP)

“It’s important to be ready when disaster strikes. Whether it’s flood, wildfire or other emergency common to Oregon, these events disproportionately affect older adults, many of who have mobility, chronic disease or disability challenges that require them to seek extra assistance to get to safety,” according to an article in June’s AARP Bulletin.

“AARP Oregon is presenting a virtual conference on community preparedness, Resilient Futures 2021, June 28-30 (Monday through Wednesday).

To register for the free event and view the conference sessions, go to: states.aarp.org/oregon/resilient-futures-2021.

“If you can’t watch the conference live but want to view it later, register in advance to receive a link and passcode.”

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Office File Backups on Saturday

Although the Office will be closed as usual this Saturday (Jun 19th), don’t be alarmed if you see activity in the Office on Sat from about 10am to 5pm.  Gerry Vroomman and one or more helpers will be finishing up the computer backups.  If all goes well, we hope the backups will only take a couple hours.  But you never know!  If you have any questions, call Gerry at 530-521-0524.

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Lone Star Corral – Thank You

20210617_Alamo Area SKP Co-op Lone Star Corral 131 Private Road
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Everybody is Somebody Else

I just met someone for the first time.

As soon as we shook hands, she asked me “Who are you? What’s your claim to fame? Continue reading

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Bingo is BACK!!!

Bingo after covid startup poster
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Welcome New Members

John and Joan Millott are calling lot #41 home. They actually took possession three
years ago but with all their travels and Covid restrictions, we are just now meeting them. Both John and Joan worked in the electronics industry prior to retirement. They have been married for 59 years and have one daughter and 2 granddaughters. During the 14 years they have been RVing, they worked as Docents at the Visitor Center in Mendocino, CA. They love the California coast and their view at the Visitor
Center. Sedona, AZ is also a favorite.
Submitted by Bev Boykin Lot #87, Membership Committee

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THE MISADVENTURES OF L’iL TOOT

By Ruby Bonham

L’il Toot is a Classic Bell Boy boat.  Ed found her in a field with a gaping hole in her side.  After approaching the farmer he bought her and hauled her home where he lovingly restored her. Ed loved that boat like a daughter. Continue reading

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Emergency Preparedness Meeting – Tuesday, June 8, 10 a.m.

Emergency Preparedness Committee will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 8, at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse, Big Room.

Agenda items include:

  • Fire Season – Drought in Oregon
  • Emergency Response Plan Update
  • Block Captains’ Emergency Resource Survey Update
  • Emergency Communications Center Cabinet Update
  • Blood Drive – Aug. 20  Continue reading
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A Moron Hero???

Heroes come in all sizes and forms. Sometimes it’s the result of the act, rather than the act itself, that is heroic.
The “hero” of this story is a moron. Continue reading

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Notice from the Board

The Board of Directors has, effective today June 4, 2021, revised the Covid-19 Rules for using the Timber Valley Clubhouse.
The revised rules are:
1. Persons 15 days or more past their final Covid-19 vaccination shot are no longer required to wear face masks while using the Clubhouse.
2. Those persons NOT completely vaccinated must continue to wear face masks at all times.
3. The Park continues to encourage social distancing whenever possible.
We’ve come a long way during the past year to keep our Park as safe as possible. With a little more effort on all of our parts I’m sure we’ll be back to a more normal situation soon.
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Weekend Office Activity???

Although the Office will be closed as usual this weekend, don’t be alarmed if you see activity in the Office on Sat/Sun from about 10am to 5pm.  Gerry Vroomman and one or more helpers will be doing online backups of the Office computers.  If all goes well, we hope the backups will only take a couple hours on Saturday.  But you never know!  If you have any questions, call Gerry at 530-521-0524.

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A Good Time Was Had by All

Memorial Day Weekend saw the awakening of Timber Valley social events. And while we were happy to be “sociable” again we recognized that this weekend memorializes those who have fought and died for us to make such celebrations possible.  We also acknowledge that all have contributed by wearing masks, social distancing and getting vaccinated: we are grateful to all of you for your contribution to the diminution of our current pandemic. Continue reading

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Amber Attacks the Aliens

by Jackie Deal

I am Amber.  The Attack Cat. Hear me roar!  I am alert.  Ready for battle. Ready to protect my home and family.  I lie flat to the floor to escape detection by the enemy.  My paws are ready to pounce. My ears are flat, back, the better to hear.  My claws are unsheathed.  I am a sleek, well-oiled killing machine. I am watching.  Waiting.  Continue reading

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Annual Yard Sale June 12th

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Heroes, Part 2

Hi Laura.

You don’t remember me, but our lives intersected for about half an hour the night of May the fourth. Continue reading

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Jacks and Jills Meet Again

Jacks & Jill's May Poster
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Honorees at Recent Sutherlin Chamber Event

The Timber Valley SKP Park was well represented at the recent Sutherlin Chamber of Commerce 65th First Citizen Banquet. Continue reading

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Do Cats Swear?

“MMWRO-WOW!! FSSST!”  “Amber! Were those cuss words?” “Mrowww!  Fssst!”  “Amber!  I do believe you’re swearing!”  “wrrrorrrw-wow.”  “Amber, lovely little lady kitties don’t swear!”  “rrorwrr-rr.”  “Hmm, my mistake, I guess they do!” Continue reading

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Lone Star Corral SKP Park near Hondo Texas Severely Damaged by Storm

Lone Star Corral SKP Co-op Park in D’Hanis, TX near Hondo, sustained severe damage on April 28, 2021 from a storm with 80 – 100 mph winds and softball size hail. Nothing was spared from these flying cannonballs leaving behind holes, huge dents, broken glass, damaged roofs and siding. Continue reading

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Heroes, Part 1

by Fred Prout

I just spent five days as a guest of Mercy Hospital. They removed a piece of my colon. I now only have a semi. They thought it was cancer. It wasn’t. Yippee !!!
I now have a bag , boo!!! When we have the next T.P. shortage, come visit. I have extra. Continue reading

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