Page 1

Page Ten

Skamania County Pioneer

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Of Interest to Senior Citizens

Skamania County Senior Services- Courtesy of Arlene Johnson Please Note: Senior Lun- If you are not a regular (only cal businesses and stores, or cheons are at Rock Creek occasionally attend), please you may call 427-3990 and Center on Monday, Wednes- call and let us know you are 427-3991 and ask for the Public Transit Bus. The fare is $1 day and Friday. Please join us coming. to watch a movie, play cards Arts and Crafts are offered each way. If you need transportaand eat a homemade meal. at the Exhibit Hall on M-W-F tion to medical or dental apSKAT Trip to the Colum- 10-11:45 a.m. pointments, local shopping, bia Gorge Discovery Center TRANSPORTATION: is Aug. 19. Call 427-3990 for For all medical and rural trans- or financial services, call Seportation call (509) 427-3990. nior Services at 427-3990 at reservations. Senior Services offers Medicaid Transportation; call least 2 to 3 days in advance. General Tuesday and Thursday are the hot and cold home deliv- 1-800-752-9422; ered meals to housebound Transportation is available best days to schedule these seniors. If you are unable to for all ages. If you are a client kinds of trips. Local rides may shop or cook for yourself and on medical coupons, you will be combined with our Mon.would benefit from home need to call your ride request Wed-Fri. mealsite rides to delivered frozen meals, call into Medicaid Transporta- Carson and Stevenson. MENU: Senior Services and see if we tion. Collect calls are acceptWednesday, Aug. 11, can help, call 509-427-3990; ed. Skamania County Public collect calls accepted. Sug- Transit Bus runs from Carson Chicken Burgers Friday, Aug. 13, Cobb gested donations for seniors to Vancouver three times per over 60 at the temporary Ex- day, Monday through Friday. Salad hibit Hall mealsite is $3 and New Skamania Transit bus Monday, Aug. 16, Tuna those guests under 60 is $5. schedules are available at lo- Salad Stuffed Tomato

North Bonneville Senior Center

Lena Pierce Building

The Lena Pierce Senior Center in North Bonneville at C-33 Cascade Drive is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday, except holidays. Nutritious lunches are served at noon. The suggested meal donation is $4 for members and $5 for nonmembers. All new members will be welcome. Membership is $5 per year. Dues for 2010 are payable now. Make reservations by calling 4275234 by 9 a.m. leave message if center is closed. Skamania County residents who are 50 or older may join.

Visitors welcome. Call (509) 427-5234. Please note: If you are not a regular at the mealsite - You must make your reservation by 9 a.m. so the cooks will know how many meals to prepare. Special menu items are available, when necessary, for diabetics. If you have special needs, please mention them when you make your reservations. The next birthday lunch is Aug. 17. Cards, games and pool are available at 10 a.m. at the North Bonneville Center. The directors meet on

the second Tuesday of the month. Cribbage is available for anyone who wants to play. If you are interested in entertaining the seniors at the birthday lunches, if you have a musical talent contact the Senior Center at (509) 4275234. Activities: Line Dancing: 10 a.m. Fourth Thursday: Show and Tell Menu: Aug. 12: Quiche Aug. 17: Chicken fried steak

Skamania County artists are among the winners announced by the The Dalles Art Center for entries in its annual juried show, “Gorge Artists Create.” They were announced during a reception Aug. 5. Media represented in the show include paintings, photography, sculpture, and fabric art. First place went to Beth Lyons for “High Peaks,” an acrylic. Second place was awarded to Skamania artist Elsie Noble for her “Columbia Gorge Hills” a watercolor/

mixed media piece. Third place was given to Jonathon Goatcher for “Infinity,” a photograph, and honorable mentions were earned by Sue Allen (“Cairn Basin Shelter-Avalanche Lilies,” a screen print), Claudia Camus (“Where Leprechauns Dwell,” a photograph), Joan Chase of Cook (“Cluster Muster,” a digital print), Mable A. Haley (“The Gorge,” an oil pastel), Doug Leash (“Silver Dollars,” in encaustic), Elsie Noble (“Chief Seattle Connection,”

watercolor/mixed media), Nancy Russell (“Inner Vision,” a watercolor), and Kay Skov (“It’s Not Your Grandmother’s Crazy Quilt,” fiber art). Also represented in the show is Carson artist Desi Allinger, who entered two acrylics, “Poppies,” and “Seminary Ridge.” The show can be seen through August at The Dalles Art Center, which is located at 220 E. Fourth Street. The center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Gorge art featured in new show

Three Gifford Pinchot National Forest collaborative groups to meet at Swift The Mt. Adams District Collaborative is hosting a special meeting with a facilitator that includes all three collaborative groups on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, as well as rangers from the three ranger districts, and Forest Supervisor Janine Clayton. The meeting will be held Thursday, Aug. 19, from 10

a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Northwoods Fire Station, near Swift Reservoir. It is the second in a series of four facilitated meetings made possible by a grant from the National Forest Foundation the collaborative received in January. “The intent of this meeting is to brainstorm with the other collaborative groups

and key Forest Service personnel to determine how the collaborative groups can work more effectively with each other and the Forest Service and discuss types of projects where collaboration is useful” said Commissioner Jamie Tolfree, who coordinates the MADC meetings. For more information, call Tolfree at 509-427-3700.

Business of the Month Skamania General Store A wedding gift presented nearly two years ago has been a boon to the Skamania community and passersby on S.R. 14. The historic Skamania General Store was a wedding present to Jimmy and Susan Chang, who moved here from the Seattle area. They extensively remodeled the store, gave it a new roof, and took over management of the cafe, which is open for breakfast and lunch from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu includes to-go breakfast sandwiches, omelettes, burgers, and “whatchamacallit,” incorporating hashbrowns, ham, bell peppers, cheese, onions and gravy. Coming soon: The Monster Burger. The store carries everything from frozen food, milk, bread, and an entire row of goodies to an extensive selection of fishing tackle and an amazingly diverse wine section, including quite a few bottles from Maryhill Winery --- the Pinot Gris is $10.99. Whether you are looking for something to fix for dinner, are going camping, getting ready to clean house, feeding the dog or looking for a good Northwest read, the Skamania General Store has it. “It’s been great,” said Susan Chang, as she rang up a corndog and soda. “It’s such a beautiful place, and we love the neighbors.” The store is a bus stop for Skamania County Transit, and riders drop in for a snack. In fall and winter, they sell ammo, and “a lot of hats and sweaters,” Susan said. The store is open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call 509-427-4820. Riverview Community Bank Congratulates Business of the Month

Marshall Shapiro

Shapiro chosen for library fellowship Marshall Shapiro, a circulation supervisor at the Stevenson and North Bonneville community libraries, is one of 19 librarians across Washington selected as fellows in a new program serving middleaged patrons. The fellowship will take a second look at traditional views on aging and explore innovative ways public libraries can become centers for productive aging, lifelong learning, and civic participation. The Washington State Library announced Shapiro’s selection last week. The program, called “Transforming Life After 50,” is funded by the U.S. Institute for Museum and Library Services. “Being a baby boomer, I look forward to developing the framework for programs on health care, making medical and financial decisions and retirement. Hopefully, I’ll be looking at some programs

that can succeed at Stevenson and in the whole Fort Vancouver system,” said Shapiro. He may set up sessions to better acquaint seniors with the latest computers, cell phones and digital cameras. “The first exercise is to contact people in the community, various agencies and library users on what are their needs, and what prevents them from better utilizing the library,” said Shapiro. “People can contact me with their ideas, and I will be asking questions.” Led by a partnership among the state libraries of Washington, California, Idaho and Oregon, the fellowship introduces 93 selected public library professionals from 11 states to a new framework for serving and engaging people ages 50 and above. The fellowship will take a second look at traditional views on aging and explore in-

novative ways public libraries can become centers for productive aging, lifelong learning, and civic engagement. The fellowship runs through June 30, 2011. Shapiro will commit to at least 75 hours of training and participation, including online webinars and and trainings, plus an in-person institute in Portland Sept. 15-17. He will then be developing ways to better serve library patrons over 50. The year-long program is funded by a grant from the IMLS, Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. Shapiro has worked for the Ft. Vancouver Regional Library system three years, and worked for the Spokane Public Library nearly 20 years, first in young adult programs, then in the reference section. For more information, go to

The two-hour closure schedule for rock hazard work at Dog Mountain at M.P. 54 on S.R. 14 continues through Thursday, Aug. 12. The road is open from 7 to 8 a.m., and will be closed from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. It will open again from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for single-lane traffic, and will close from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will be open from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. for single-lane traffic

and closes from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The road is open from 4 to 5 p.m. to single-lane traffic and will remain open without flaggers after 5 p.m. On Friday, Aug. 13, there are no scheduled traffic impacts in the vicinity. Work resumes near White Salmon at milepost 64 today, Aug. 11, and Thursday, Aug. 12. There will not be a detour but S.R. 14 will be reduced to

a single lane in alternating directions with flaggers and delays of up to 20 minutes. On Friday, Aug. 13, there are no scheduled traffic impacts. Elsewhere on S.R. 14, through Friday, Aug.13, the Skamania County PUD will be continuing daytime single lane and shoulder closures for overhead utility work between Skamania and North Bonneville.

Carbon and programs and incentives available to forest landowners are the focus of the next quarterly meeting of the Wind River Watershed Council. The meeting is Wednesday, Aug. 18, at 6 p.m. in the Skamania County PUD meeting

room in Carson. Steve Dettman, the forest carbon program manager with Ecotrust, will present an introduction to the voluntary carbon market and opportunities it may present for local forest landowners. Dettman will discuss cur-

rent voluntary participation, project eligibility, permanence commitments, and potential project costs and revenues. For the agenda and last meeting’s minutes, go to: h t t p : / / w 3 . g o rg e . n e t / u c d / wrwc.htm. This meeting is free and open to the public.

Roadwork continues through Thursday

Carbon incentives focus of watershed group

Church Directory Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church

725 Sw Rock Creek Dr.; Stevenson -509-427-8478 Rev. Fr. Peter Gillette - Parish Priest Deacon Bill Townsend...427-5544 Sunday Mass...9 a.m. Friday, Mass...8:30 a.m. Sacrement of Reconcilliation precedes all Masses Eucharistic Adoration: Tuesday..6:30 p.m.; Thursday...3:30 p.m.; Third Monday...8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church

161 Lutheran Church Rd. East end of town just off Hiway 14. Phone 509-427-5972 email: Sunday School for all ages...9:30 a.m. - Worship & Holy Communion...10:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship following service. Call for information about Bible Studies and special events. All are welcome & invited! Handicap Accessible Pastor Ron McClung

Carson Bible Church

Pastor Dave West; Phone 427-8373 Morning Worship...8:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday School...9:45 a.m. Bible Study, Wednesday...7 p.m. Women’s Bible Study, Thursdays 10 a.m.

First Baptist Church

252 Roosevelt St., Stevenson Pastor Dr. Glenn Damon Phone 427-8342 Sunday School...9:30 a.m. Morning Service...10:45 a.m. Fellowship time...9-9:30 a.m. Wednesday AWANA...6:30 p.m. at Stevenson Elementary School Friday, Men’s Discipleship...6:30 a.m. Home Bible Studies Available

Stevenson United Methodist Church

Corner of Jefferson & School Sts. Rev. Dr. Keith Hackett, Phone 427-5354 Adult Sunday School...9 a.m. Sunday Worship...10:30 a.m. UMW meets third Wednesday monthly; potluck and presentation...6 p.m.

Carson Church of the Nazarene

P.O. Box 929, Dalen Street, Carson Rev. Dave Ness, Interim Pastor 427-8398 Sunday School (all ages)...9:45 a.m. Worship Service...11 a.m. Wednesday - “Joyful Noise” Kids Group; 1:30 p.m. - Study and Prayer at 6:30 p.m. Nursery available Sunday AM services For further information see: www.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Maple Way & Loop Rd., Stevenson Bishop Dan Davenport, Ph. 427-8716 Visitors Welcome Sacrament Service ...10 a.m Sunday School & Primary...11:20 a.m. Priesthood, RS, YW & Primary...12:10 YM & YW - Wednesdays - 7 -8:30 p.m.

St. Anne’s Church


The Bridge Community Church Pastor Chad Leeson 363 NW Jefferson; 427-5378 Sunday Service 10:45 a.m.

Faith Tabernacle Open Bible Church

12 NE Vancouver Ave., Stevenson Pastor Brett Johnson Phone: 427-5451 Sunday Service...8:30 a.m. Sunday Service...10:30 a.m. Wednesday Evening Service...7 p.m. Nursery Available for all services. For more information visit:

Seventh-Day Church


41 NW 2nd St., Stevenson, 509-427-8890 Pastor: Walter Mancia; 360335-9942 Worship Service...11 a.m. Saturday Sabbath School...9:30 a.m. Tuesday Prayer Meeeting...7-8 p.m.

Church of Christ

Fermin Obias- Minister Phone 427-4669 or 427-4701 Sunday School...10 a.m. Sunday Meeting Worship...10:45 a.m. Other meeting times posted at Church

Community Church North Bonneville

2350 Main Streeet, Washougal Phone 360-835-5301 The Rev. Dr. Alice Scannell, Vicar Workship & Eucharist...10 a.m.

Wacomac and Pioneer Drive Gary Clelland, Pastor Phone 427-8142 Sunday School...9 a.m. Morning Worship...10 a.m. * Nursery Available

Unitarian Universalist

Little Church in the Valley

4262 Barrett Drive; Hood River 541-387-4011 or 493-4819 Room for Different Beliefs, Yours 10 a.m. Sunday Service and Children’s Program We are a Welcoming Congregation

41 Trout Creek Road in Stabler Church: 427-8344; Contact 4277446 Sunday Service...9:30 a.m. Worship Service...10:45 a.m.

Transforming Life After 50  

Article about Fellowship

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you