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Julianne G. Crane writes about RV and camping lifestyles, people and destinations for online sites including RVWheelLife.com and RVTravel.com

Sutherlin’s Emergency Manager Brandan McGarr talks at Timber Valley Tues., Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse

Sutherlin’s Emergency Manager Brandan McGarr will give an overview of the City’s Emergency Management Department. McGarr will speak on Tuesday, Jan. 11, at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse.  This special presentation to Timber Valley’s Emergency Preparedness Committee is open to all … Continue reading

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Speakers on gardening, composting Friday, Dec. 10, 3 p.m.

For the first time in ages, the Friday afternoon social time will feature guest speakers on Dec. 10, at 3 p.m. in the Clubhouse. Longtime gardeners, Dick Rauscher and Melinda Stanfield will share some of their experiences on gardening and composting. Currently … Continue reading

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Emergency Preparedness Committee – Tues., Nov. 9, 10 a.m.

Emergency Preparedness Committee will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse. Agenda items include: Check Ins: Block Captains’ – Carolyn Hopkins Emergency Communications – Jim McIntosh – Gerry Vroomman Education / Training – Sutherlin Emergency Management Manager … Continue reading

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Emergency Preparedness Committee Tues., Oct 12, Meeting Cancelled -AND- Aviva Health Drive-Thru Covid Testing

Two things: 1. There will be NO Emergency Preparedness Committee Meeting on Tuesday, October 12. 2. Drive Thru Covid 19 Testing Update Now that the Cow Creek Health Center is no longer providing Drive Thru Covid testing, you might want … Continue reading

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Emergency Preparedness reminder — Have a 3-day survival kit (Grab Bag) in each of your vehicles

 

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Please clean washing machines after using.

After finishing your washing, please remember to check the wash machine’s drum, door, gaskets and dispenser drawers for grime and pet hair. Take a moment to run a clean cloth around the inside of each drum and in each of … Continue reading

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AARP Oregon advises: Get prepared for when disaster strikes

“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 … 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 … Continue reading

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Preparing for future emergencies

Oregon’s Office of Emergency Management offers the following information about preparing for future emergencies — “People in Oregon were working on adjusting their lives to autumn and a return to school during the COVID-19 pandemic when they were suddenly confronted … Continue reading

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New local COVID-19 cases directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, especially outside Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — As of 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 18, COVID-19 has claimed three more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 257, the Oregon Health Authority reported . They also stated 353 new confirmed and presumptive cases, … Continue reading

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On a scale of 1-10 … Know your risk during COVID-19

From the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team (July 8, 2020): “We continue to see a surge in COVID cases throughout the United States, with national cases quickly approaching the 3 million mark. … many of our local cases were attributed … Continue reading

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A few simple steps (in pictures) to help keep you and our Timber Valley community safe from the spread of germs

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Timber Valley Blood Donors — Thank you, great job

On Thursday, July 11, Timber Valley SKP RV Park hosted its first member Blood Drive. A team of five from the American Red Cross arrived before 9 a.m. to set up a donor center in the Clubhouse. After signing in … Continue reading

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Remembering Beverly Van Westen, #182

Beverly Van Westen passed on Thursday evening June 13, 2019. She and her husband, David, lot #182, made Timber Valley their homebase in July 2018. A little more than 17 years ago, David and Beverly met at a West Coast … Continue reading

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Longtime member Dorothy Pontsler, # 185, passed

Longtime Timber Valley member Dorothy Conner Pontsler, #185, passed “very unexpectedly” on April 11, 2019, according to her family. She was 87. Dorothy had been living in California with her family since her husband, Billy Dean Pontsler, died on May … Continue reading

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Emergency Preparedness: Everyone in the Park should have a copy of ‘Prepare! A Resource Guide’

The Emergency Preparedness Committee has been tasked with, among other responsibilities: “Develop an emergency information system,” and “Identify and maintain an inventory of human and other resources useful in mitigating threats of disruptions.”  For those of us who were in … Continue reading

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‘Kentucky Derby Run for the Roses’ great success

At last count, more than 60 Timber Valley members and guests stopped by for the 145th Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Before the main racing event, people wagered on their favorite horses at the betting table (center) … Continue reading

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A few snapshots from Chapter 9’s Elkton RV Rally

Chapter 9 member Jerry Christensen (# 158) fishing in the Umpqua River that runs along side the Elkton RV Park, site of the first Chapter 9 Rally of the summer season. Viewed from the road above the Elkton RV Park, … Continue reading

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Great turnout for Darleen and Jerry Hatch’s Party

Scores of longtime friends and fellow Timber Valley Escapees turned out for Jerry and Darleen Hatch’s 60th Anniversary and Farewell Party on 6/20/18. The Hatches leave the end of June for their next adventure in California.

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Art Hampton celebrates his 94th on June 18

Longtime friends Art Hampton (#94) (left) and Gene Schrader (#70) share a laugh at the Timber Valley Board Agenda meeting earlier this week. Former Timber Valley member Maxine Riddell called Jimmy Smith and me on Monday night to let us … Continue reading

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