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Pickleball and Chair Volley Ball Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays!

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Snowbird Farewell

What a wonderful evening we had at the Snowbird Farewell potluck.  We had 56 excited and hungry people.  There were so many dishes to choose from and of course we ate too much. A map of Oregon was cut into … Continue reading

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One Flew Over The Handlebars

It’s been a wild day in Ratcheds By The Sea. Shirley Shewill, incoming manager of The Ratcheds Senior Center, is conducting an audit of the books and an inventory of supplies. Apparently, some of the members were heisting bananas, coffee … Continue reading

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In Memorium

Everyone here in Ratcheds, and elsewhere, is in mourning today. We learned of the passing of our beloved founder,

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NIGHT WINDS

In the wink of an eye, my soul is turning They start in the seconds between wakefulness and sleep.

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You Missed September 2 Social Hour, with George Reel and Sutherlin Fire Department!

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U.S. Flag First Carried into Battle on September 3, 1777

Thanks to Peggy Russell for bringing this to our attention! The U.S. Flag was first carried into battle on today’s date in 1777. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides a fascinating history of the U.S. Flag at https://www.va.gov/opa/publications/celebrate/flag.pdf

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Dog Rules

By Fred Prout  Dogs have their own set of rules. They supersede any that we try to impose on them. Simple: eat, drink, walk, sleep, give love, give more love, empty tanks and, to my dismay, periodically, eat grass and … Continue reading

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Social Hour Friday September 2 @ 3pm – George Reel Presents…!

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Jerry Hatch, In Memoriam

One of the more colorful members of Timber Valley left us on August 23, 2022. Jerry Hatch passed away in his sleep August 23. He would have been 90 years old October 23, 2022. Jerry and Darlene Hatch moved into … Continue reading

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Umpqua Strong 5K or 9K Run or Walk – September 24 at Wildlife Safari

Submitted by Cathy Deyo October 1, 2022 is the 7th remembrance day of the UCC shooting. On September 24 is a 5K or 9K run or walk. The fee or donations provide scholarships in honor of those slain. This year … Continue reading

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You Missed Sex in the Garden!! (Friday August 26 Presentation)

Melinda Stanfield, Lot #2, presented a very knowledgeable and enjoyable talk during last Friday’s social hour at 3 pm. As an experienced gardener, when her zucchinis were flowering but not producing any fruit, she researched the problem. She discovered the … Continue reading

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Please Take Your Debris Piles to the Truck in the Storage Area

Just a friendly reminder that you the leaseholder are responsible for taking cuttings and other vegetation to the storage area. You can drop your debris in the back of the truck. The Landscape Committee works hard keeping our common areas … Continue reading

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“Sex in the Garden” Pollination Presentation Friday August 26 3pm

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The Devil In the Router

By Fred Prout I write this as a reformed Luddite. Cancel progress. Too much is too much! Bring back the golden days of radio when we could use our imagination. Orson Wells could play The Thin Man, Lake Woebegone Days … Continue reading

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Ladies Double Deck Pinochle Wednesdays at 6:30pm

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Labor Day / Park Birthday / BBQ Party Monday September 5

Per George Reel, the monthly potluck for September is replaced by the Labor Day / Park Birthday / BBQ Party scheduled for September 5.  More details to come.

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Everything Blueberry Saturday August 27 12noon

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From Both Sides Now

By Jackie Deal (Blame Fred Prout, he started this!) I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now From up and down and still somehow It’s clouds illusions I recall I really don’t know clouds at all. Joni Mitchell was 23 … Continue reading

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Amber and the Prescription RX

By Jackie Deal “Just insert the syringe (no needle) into the corner of the cat’s mouth and squirt in the medicine.” Amber has been prescribed an appetite stimulant one ml. twice a day. There’s no way to camouflage it like … Continue reading

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