Author Archives: Helaine Hepworth

Update From Helaine

It has been quite awhile since I last reported on my Cancer journey. There was supposed to be a story on the radiation treatments that were to follow the chemo. I bought the creams and lotion. Dug out the most … Continue reading

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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

I asked my Doctor “Will I lose my hair?” A definite “Yes” was the answer. There is no escaping it. I will be facing the summer with hats and wigs to cover my very pale head. I wonder if there … Continue reading

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The Good, Bad and the Ugly

I promised the good, bad, and the ugly. How about a combo of Good, Bad and Ugly, What could possibly be all three at once. I can’t taste food. Everything is yucky. I have lost a few pounds. Easy to … Continue reading

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Cancer Closet #3

I am not a patient, I am player. We are incredibly blessed to have top notch medical facilities right in our community. Mercy Hospital has been judged as one of the top 20 rural hospitals in the country. And with … Continue reading

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Cancer Closet #2

by Helaine Hepworth I stepped out of the cancer closet hoping if I exposed it to the daylight it wouldn’t be so frightening. And the results were surprising. I got so many pledges of support and help it was overwhelming … Continue reading

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Out of the Cancer Closet

by Helaine Hepworth When I thought cancer was approaching my life I ran and hid. I lied, made excuses, withdrew, and denied it. Turns out, cancer is a part of life. We are all touched by it somehow. We lose … Continue reading

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Nov 18 Timber Valley Log with Latest Board Actions

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Not Feeling Good?

Oh no! You don’t feel good, mild fever, what if??…  What do you do? First as long as the symptoms are mild wait a few days. If it is Covid 19w waiting 5-7 days gives the body time to produce … Continue reading

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Timber Valley Log Schedule Change

A note for The web from Helaine: Starting with this Log, dated October 7, 2020. the log will be published every other week on Wednesday. My prior schedule of second and fourth Wednesday was leaving some days uncovered. Pick up … Continue reading

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Good News …

Bored out of my mind, done with the day’s work, tired of listening to the silence I again started poking around in the internet. The same search as I have done before but this time I searched for “covid cases … Continue reading

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Annual Committee Sign-up – Now at Clubhouse

Covid has again messed up the way we do business. In the past, we’ve had a definite routine during the annual meeting to give the membership the means to sign up for the various committees of Timber Valley. This year … Continue reading

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Timber Valley Log for June 24

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from the desk of Helaine…

Dear Timber Valley Member, What Now?? What else can possibly happen? Everyday brings news of more cases of Corona Virus, more deaths, more closings, more panic, more shortages. The Corona Virus is a serious disease, particularly for those of our … Continue reading

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Sign Up Now

Rained out is about to be dried up. Our time with Rained Out is coming to an end. NOW is the time to sign up with AlertSense . It is easy to do. Send your name and phone number/email to … Continue reading

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It is rude to show up at a party before the host is ready for us…

But we are just so anxious to join the city of Sutherlin’s new AlertSense System. We have to wait. Dick Shanahan is taking the lead on this project. He is attending meetings, demonstrations and training sessions. The city is not … Continue reading

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Mega Thanks to our Propane Crew

David Hall, Bob Johnson, Del Healy, and Don Warburton It was cold, threatening snow,but 40 propane tanks of all sizes were lined up to be filled. It was the day before Thanksgiving and members were wise to make sure their … Continue reading

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A SPOOOKY Party

        Halloween Party Oct 31 at 5 pm Bring Heavy snacks to share There will be Tricks and Treats Costumes are optional but fun and there may be prizes. Watch for posters for more info

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Congratulations Valerie!

Our Valerie Knowles is a winner, and apparently the judges at the Oregon State Fair think so, too! Here she is with her handspun Egyptian cotton knitted vest, taking not only a First Place ribbon, but a Best of Division … Continue reading

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From the Desk of Helaine…

I’m Back! And soon I will be returning as editor of the Log. I needed time to step away, look at my life, rearrange some priorities and retain the things that give me pleasure. Being the editor of the log … Continue reading

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Not the Same Seattle I Remember…

from the traveling desk of Helaine… While I was away I had a chance to have a very nice Seattle dinner of crab cakes and salad. It was an upscale restaurant with entertainment provided. Well, not entertainment in the usual … Continue reading

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