Category Archives: Featured

Into Each Life

By Jackie Deal I’ve been had! Shiny black hair, beautiful golden eyes.  And a sparkling white tuxedo.  Love and spunk in one adorable package.  Yes, I have a cat…no, wait a minute.  The cat has me!  Amber, that’s her name, … Continue reading

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Monsters

by Fred Prout I have created a monster. Actually a whole cell block of monsters. Rita and I had over forty years of adventures. Each one had multiple stories associated with it. I find that it has become very difficult … Continue reading

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CHOICES

by Ruby Bonham When we look at our world today the words that most often come to mind are: Chaos, Horror, Hopelessness, Fear, Anger, Pandemic. Of all these words Fear is the root that triggers the rest. Fear of the … Continue reading

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Thank You, Dixonville Fire District

On behalf of Timber Valley, Kate Bright and Elaine Teague presented this cake along with a card signed by many to the Dixonville Fire District. They really appreciated our thanks, loved the cake , and were happy they were able … Continue reading

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Doctor Seuss

A creative work by Fred Prout It seems like everybody’s getting mad What used to be good is now seen as bad The things you used to read to your child Are now getting everyone terribly riled They’re making a … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING

by Ruby Bonham March 1, 2020, the day one life ended and another went into a tailspin of grief. Sometimes it seems like yesterday and others a long time ago. The mind fluctuates in its ability to cope. Looking back. … Continue reading

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Lot 205 1/2

If you’ve taken a walk along the trail near Happy Hill you may have spotted a recently added new lot, complete with new residents. Because it’s small and due to it’s location near lot 205, it’s been dubbed lot 205 … 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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Warning…

by Fred Prout Warning: Some of these words might be considered political. They are not. But if you are one of those who are easily offended by everything, stop now. Continue at your own risk. No offense intended. Rita and … Continue reading

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ALZHEIMER’S AND ME

by Ruby Bonham The frail wrinkled body slumps forward against the restraint tied to the wheelchair.  Her eyes are vacant, empty of response to the activity taking place around her.  She is my mom. I stand there watching unnoticed.  The … 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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Cold Weather II

First of all thank you for allowing me to share our stories.And for the feedback and encouragement. Part I told of our first ski trip.Thankfully we had many others.All of our ski adventures were great fun. No more near crashes,no … Continue reading

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Reflexology

What’s a word meaning a step less than orgasmic? That’s how I describe the experience I had the other day. Imagine this…. You are lying on an oversized recliner covered with a thick warm blanket. In your hands you are … Continue reading

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Lost Dogs

By Kathy Perry Several years ago, I had gone to the carpet store to pick up a remnant for a project. I went inside and picked the one I wanted. The salesman said he would take it to the car … Continue reading

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BLAME IT ON THE ALGORITHM

Get the Covid vaccination?  Where?  When?  How?  Questions and no answers.  Well, you can blame it on the algorithm says “The New York Times”.  I admit I had to look up algorithm to be sure I knew what it meant:  … Continue reading

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Poetry Corner – Connections

CONNECTIONS by Ruby Bonham #127 Lives mingle, touch and intertwine A chance encounter on a jagged line Fleeting glimpses of life run amok Was it divine or just dumb luck? A child meets another, a connection made Through God’s wisdom … Continue reading

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Life Can Always Get Better

a guest post by Fred Prout I am writing this for one person. I don’t know who, but hopefully at least one of you who will have a better day after reading this. Let’s begin with the year 2020 a … Continue reading

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DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID VACCINATIONS

“Still waiting in the wings for their shots are the county’s seniors, “says the Roseburg News Review. (Tell us something we didn’t know!) The first group of seniors, those 80 and older, don’t become eligible until Feb. 7. Douglas County … Continue reading

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Poetry Corner — Autism

THE FACE OF AUTISM a poem by Ruby Bonham Lot #127 A young boy stands by the window Lost in a world only he can know. His hand flaps in rhythm to an inner beat His eyes unfocused, his song … Continue reading

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A Scientific Quarantine Project

A SCIENTIFIC QUARANTINE PROJECT  By Jackie Deal Quarantining does strange things to the brain. Especially if you’re a well-organized, scientifically- oriented, analytical thinker.  (Not anybody I know!) My brain was turning to mush; I needed something “scientific” to occupy it.  … Continue reading

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