Interested in Forming a Weight Watchers Group in Timber Valley?

Jan Turley, Site 135, is looking for other Timber Valley folks who might be interested in forming a Weight Watchers group. “All we need are 15 people,” says Jan, “and we can have our own meeting here instead of driving to Roseburg.”

If you are interested, contact Jan at (541) 944-5918.

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Mark Your Calendar… June 23


This just in…  Mark your calendar as there will be a going away party for Maxine Riddell on Friday, June 23rd at 3 p.m. in the clubhouse. Please bring finger food to share. Let’s show Maxine how much she is loved and how much we will miss her! And, in case you’re wondering… this is not a surprise.

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Sutherlin Friday Night Concerts in July and August

Once again, Sutherlin is planning live music every Friday Night at 6pm during July and August. These free concerts are a perfect way to end the week and start the weekend. Bring a picnic basket, bring your friends, and celebrate our Umpqua Valley summer with live music in Central Park… Off Central Ave.

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Cougar being tracked by Government Personnel with hounds.

STAY CLEAR of storage area until further notice. Please, no Pets at dusk or dawn.

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Hank Dean, lot 74

The flags of Timber Valley were flown at half staff to mark the passing of Hank Dean, lot 74. Timber Valley sends it sincerest condolences to his wife, Fran, and to their family and friends. Members for many years, Hank passed away on June 21, 2017

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What’s Going on along Pheasant Hill Road?

Landscape Committee is working on a multi-year plan, that began in April 2016, to re-landscape a common area along Pheasant Hill Rd. The St John’s Wort that had covered the area had become invasive, encroaching into the rock-lined drainage ditch and through the wall on lot #31. It had dead brown spots, blackberries among it that were difficult to remove, and poor bloom for a couple years. It’s visual appearance didn’t keep with the standards of other common areas in the park.

Eradication of St John’s Wort (considered a noxious weed in the state of Oregon) is a very difficult and long process since it reproduces by seed and its roots. This past year the first phase of the eradication process has been taking place. The second phase is now beginning by covering the area with a commercial grade weed barrier fabric and bark mulch. Additional rock will be used to keep the barrier in place along the drainage ditch and an edging to keep bark mulch out of the drainage ditch. Landscape Committee members will be spreading bark mulch in the area this week. The area will remain mulched with bark as the dead roots of St John’s Wort decay.

Over the next couple years, besides the bark, a few small trees and some low growing shrubs/bushes (deer resistant/drought tolerant/waterwise/soil tolerant) will be added to control erosion on the hillside and add visual appeal while maintaining ability to view oncoming traffic at the corner of Hummingbird Lane and Pheasant Hill Rd.

Dar Hoch, Landscape Co-chair

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July 4th parade, potluck picnic & games in Snoopy’s Meadow

Celebrate July 4th with a golf cart parade, potluck picnic and games.

Parade: Decorate your golf cart and start gathering in front of the park office flag pole around 9:30 a.m.  Beginning at 10 a.m., parade marshal Helaine Hepworth will lead the procession through the park.

Potluck picnic and games begin at 1 p.m. in Snoopy’s Meadow.

Bring your favorite summer potluck side dish to share with your fellow Americans … and your own meat to BBQ. You can cook  yourself, or one of the Timber Valley Cooking Group’s grill masters will help you BBQ it.

Afternoon games will include bocce ball, horseshoes, ladder golf and other non-contact sports. As with most SKP picnics, remember to bring your own folding chair, table setting and drink. Limited seating.

Come early to help with setup … and linger a little longer to help with cleanup.

Questions? For parade details contact Helaine Hepworth (Site 165). For picnic contact coordinators Terry and Mike Hilty, (Site 71) 760-522-4534.

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Kay Peterson, co-founder of Escapees

The Escapees RV Club announced today (June 13) the passing of co-founder Kay Peterson, aged 90, in Livingston, Texas. She and her late husband, Joe Peterson, founded the club in 1978, and continued to serve Escapees members until 1990 when leadership of the club was passed to their daughter, Cathie Carr, and her husband Bud.

From writing and publishing the club’s early newsletters, in the 1970s and 80s, to advising the current board of directors in her later years, Peterson maintained a strong connection to the club and its members.

Her grandson, and Escapees RV Club president, Travis Carr, described Peterson perfectly: “While this news is deeply saddening, we must all remember that Kay lived one of the fullest lives any 90-year-old could ever hope for. She accomplished every goal she set for herself, and her every dream has been realized.”

More details can be found in our Timber Valley Log for this week.

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Summer Arts Festival in Roseburg, June 23-25

Support the visual and preforming arts in our community while having a fun day out at the 49th Summer Arts Festival in Roseburg’s Fir Grove Park, 1624 W. Harvard Ave.

The Umpqua Valley Arts Association is hosting the event which includes:

  • 100 local and regional artists offering hand-crafted works in all media
  • Non-stop music, dance, and other entertainment on two stages
  • Food court with a variety of choices, along with craft beer and local wine

June 23, Friday: noon – 9 p.m.
June 24, Saturday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
June 25, Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Admission: $3/person. Call (541) 672-2532 with your questions.

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Fun loving cooks meet again …

The Timber Valley Cooking Group (formally known as The Men’s Cooking Group) is taking on the July 4th Picnic and  Annual Membership Meeting Lunch on Tuesday, July 18.

Actual cooking experience not necessary, just a willingness to pitch in and have fun. The new group includes both women and men.  Anyone interested in joining in the fun is welcomed to attend and share your ideas.

For additional information contact Jimmy Smith (Site 90) 509-413-9272 or Mike and Terry Hilty (Site 71) 760-522-4534.

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