Bob is Making Breakfast – Thursday April 25th


Bob is making breakfast!

Thursday, April 25
from 7 am to 9 am

Enjoy a tasty

… and Jacks & Jills is picking up the tab!

Simply bring your own table ware
& Sign up

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April 17 TV Log Available Here

April 17 TV Log

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‘Update on Cooper Creek Dam’ by district manager Blair Nash — Friday, April 19, (NEW TIME) 3:30 p.m.

Cooper Creek Reservoir (Rick Swart, Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife)

Blair Nash, District Manager, Sutherlin Water Control District will give an update on the Cooper Creek Dam on Friday, April 19 at 3:30 p.m.

He will have the latest inundation maps and give information on the earthen dam .

Copper Creek Dam holds back the “160-acre reservoir nestled within a Douglas-fir forest.” There is “plenty of good bank access to thanks to an easy trail that encircles the lake. Stocked regularly with rainbow trout from March to May and again in August. Also known for large bass and panfish. Crappie are plentiful in the arms of the lake in spring and early summer.” — Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

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Meet HAL

from the desk of Helaine Hepworth

Timber Valley is a safe, secure, comfortable place for seniors, especially for single women, but sometimes it is just not quite enough and we get overwhelmed with life’s little problems. I am proposing one more committee, to be called Husbands At Large or just “HAL”. The committee would be run much like a library. Wives would fill out 3×5 cards with their husband’s name, talents, skills, and faults. A librarian will take the cards and maintain the files.

All single women will be issued a library card giving them the right to check out a HAL for 5,10,15 or 30 minutes. But the rules must be followed:

  • HAL must be returned on time and in good condition.
  • Fee must be paid to HAL at end of the check out period. The fee is 10 cents a minute.
  • There is to be NO physical contact other than a handshake or a pat on the shoulder or back, no lower than between the shoulder blades.

Disregarding these rules may lead to HAL being expelled from the program and the lady will have to surrender her card.

An example of a 5 minute job might be a pickle jar. Every time I try to open a pickle jar I risk spraining my wrist. But a HAL would easily give it a twist and I would hear the satisfying pop of the lid. HAL would go home with 50 cents, enough to dry a load of clothes.

I saw a spider on the ceiling of my bedroom. No way could I sleep in that room until the ugly creature left. If I had been able to check the card file for a hunter, it would have only taken 10 minutes and he would have gone home with enough money for a Saturday morning donut and I wouldn’t have had to sleep on the couch.

Here is a fifteen minute job every single lady would appreciate. Imagine you have just trudged your way through a bunch of grocery stores and arrive home with a car full of bags. How nice would it be if HAL met you with a glass of water, tells you to relax, as he unloads the car. HAL even puts the cold stuff in the fridge. A quick $1.50 for him. Enough to wash a load of clothes.

The thirty minute check out I would use a lot. I would go to the card file and look for a special HAL. There would be at least one card that says “My husband is totally useless. All he does is drink beer and watch TV.” He will be perfect. I will put him on the couch with a beer in one hand and a remote in the other. For thirty minutes I will be able to rant, rave, and yell about the state of my life, the government, global warming and where has common sense and respect gone. HAL of course, will nod his head in affirmation, saying “Yes Dear”

(The use of the word “Dear” is optional and in no way indicates affection between the parties). In thirty minutes I will have solved the world’s problems and HAL goes home with enough money to take his lady to lunch at Costco.

Oh, it has been fun thinking of the possibilities. It would be nice, but I know this proposal would never get past our predominantly male, board of directors.

But Ladies, election time is near, what if we had a predominately female board. Oh… the things we could accomplish. Ladies, think about running for the board.

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New Park Picture Board Needs More Pictures

From Joan Larson

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Great Board Members Wanted!

The Board of Directors has authorized the Election Committee to solicit candidates for new members on the Board of Directors.

There are three (3) openings for the Board of Directors.  If you are interested in contributing your valuable time, please submit your 1 page resume’ to the office no later than 5pm on May 10, 2019.

We’re looking for talented and conscientious people with leadership skills to lead and strengthen our park. If this is you, please submit your resume’  If you think this is your friend or neighbor — talk to them about submitting their resume’.  Let’s make this a great and competitive election year!

Judy Pambrun, Chairman of the Election Committee

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Swedish Meatball Dinner – Tuesday April 16

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A Big Timber Valley Welcome to Cheryl and George Ridlon, Lot 144

Cheryl and George Ridlon were given their official orientation to Timber Valley on March 28th. They are on lot 144 and are already getting involved with Park activities.  Welcome George and Cheryl, to the best little RV community in Oregon.


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Recycle Those Paper Grocery Store Bags

Did you know?

I was at Shop Smart and as the clerk was putting my purchases in one of their paper handled bags, I remarked that it’s too bad there is not a way to recycle them. They are large sturdy bags.

“But, you can” she said. First, use them in your home for trash bags. or, bring back on your next trip. If you use them on your order they will credit you for five cents for each bag they use. Or you can take them to St. Vinnies.

My favorite, and super easy for Timber Valley members, is to put them in the Food Pantry box. They will be put to good use there.

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Hear about ways to reduce risk of Identity Theft, 4/5, 3 p.m.

Identity theft can happen to anyone.

Once “identity thieves have your personal information, they can drain your bank account, run up charges on your credit cards, open new utility accounts, or get medical treatment on your health insurance,” according to Federal Trade Commission.

On Friday, April 5, at 3 p.m., in the Clubhouse, come and hear about things we can do to reduce our risk.

Cindy Eastman

Cindy Eastman, who has worked in the identity theft protection and legal protection fields since 2005, will talk about the epidemic in identity theft and ways it affects people’s lives. She will discuss different types of identity theft and ways we can protect ourselves.

Eastman, an independent associate with LegalShield and IDShield, will answer questions and have handouts.

This presentation takes place during the park’s regular Friday Friendship Hour and people are encouraged to bring pot luck snacks to share.

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