Volume 4 • Issue 10
Tri-Cities Food Bank expands to West Richland BY JESSICA HOEFER for Senior Times
Seniors Times Expo set for Oct. 18
Richland woman finds joy in card making
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The Tri-Cities Food Bank will open up a distribution center in West Richland this month to keep up with the area’s growing demand. Seeing a seven percent increase in the number of families served each year since 2006, officials with the Tri-Cities Food Bank know the facility will be well used. “We ran some studies and set up a food bank at (LifePoint church in West Richland). At each of the different offerings, we had different people there. The first time about 60 people came, and the next time four months later, 40 people came, but they were different people,” said Bill Kitchen, executive director of the TriCities Food Bank. “So we said, ‘Let’s stop all of this testing and open a facility.’” The West Richland food bank will operate out of the city’s senior center at 616 N. 60th Ave. two days a week: Thursday night and Saturday morning. The tentative start date is Oct. 13. “What we’ll do is load up food in a truck from the central distribution center (in Kennewick) and drive it over there, except frozen food. We’re going to establish a couple of freezers at the senior center and a cooler for dairy products,” Kitchen said. “We’re excited about it, and we’re going to see how it goes.” The Tri-Cities Food Bank also kicked off two programs this year to help the elderly. Ten months ago, it started the government-subsidized Commodity Supplemental Food Program. In addition to receiving boxes of food every other week, low-income seniors get another 30 pounds once a month. “It started with about 30 people and now it’s up to over 100,” Kitchen said. uBANK, Page 8
Donna McClure, lead cook, pours sautéed mushrooms over chicken in Senior Life Resources Northwest’s new kitchen on Fowler Drive in Richland.
New kitchen better equipped to serve Mid-Columbia seniors BY KRISTINA LORD email@example.com
A new commercial kitchen that serves as the hub for cooking hundreds of warm and nutritious meals a day for Benton and Franklin counties’ senior citizens opened last month in Richland. “This is the nicest kitchen I’ve ever been in,” gushed Chef Brian Kinner, food services manager for Senior Life Resources Northwest. The 4,300-square-foot kitchen on Fowler Street opened Sept. 6 after spending a year operating out of the Country Gentleman restaurant in Kennewick. Prior to that, meals were made at the Pasco Senior Center kitchen, a cramped 500-square-foot cooking space, for about 15 years.
The new $1 million building includes about $400,000 in kitchen equipment, purchased with $200,000 from the state Legislature and about $175,000 locally contributed. More donations are needed to finish the kitchen’s adjacent café and to replenish the agency’s diminished reserve funds. Naming rights are available for a $150,000 donation, said Marcee Woffinden, nutrition services director for Senior Life Resources Northwest.
Serving two counties, homebound seniors
The kitchen bustles with activity Monday through Friday.
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Longtime Kennewick jeweler still crafting custom pieces
BY DORI O’NEAL for Senior Times
Wes Door, who turns 92 this month, has been a jeweler and inventor for most of his life. He owned a storefront in downtown Kennewick for many years before moving his jewelry business to his home at 2214 W. Fourth Ave., in Kennewick in 1970. The Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce recently honored him for being a longtime member of the organization and attending just about every monthly meeting.
But though his business savvy and patented inventions have kept him in business since 1948, this lively senior citizen doesn’t slow down much after he closes his shop for the day. He’s an avid Tri-City Americans hockey fan, invents jewelry repair gadgets that are sold worldwide, has been a member of the Kennewick Police department’s volunteer CHIPS, or Citizens Helping In Police Service, program for two decades, is a charter member of the local Toastmasters club, and is active in the Richland chapter of the International Folk Dance Club. uJEWELER, Page 7
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KITCHEN, From page 1 Each weekday hundreds of meals are made to serve seven different dining centers’ noontime lunches in Benton and Franklin counties — at the Kennewick Senior Center, Pasco Senior Center, Richland Community Center, Housing Authority of the City of Pasco and Franklin County’s Parkside development, Connell Community Center, Benton City’s Desert Rose development and Prosser Senior Center. The kitchen also prepares meals for Adult Day Services in Kennewick. The two full-time and one halftime cooks as well as Kinner also prepare food for the Meals on Wheels program. Volunteer drivers deliver about 350 to 400 meals to seniors each day on about 36 routes in the two counties. With the meals made for the seven sites, that adds up to about 12,000 to 14,000 meals a month. Last year 325 volunteers donated 24,000 hours driving 84,000 miles to deliver meals for the program. Revenue for the building project — which also included a new administrative building and parking lot — came from about $1.5 million in taxexempt bonds through the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. Senior Life Resources Northwest’s board also approved spending $1.5 million in reserve dollars and taking
out a $100,000 loan on an insurance policy. “The kitchen dream has been a decade or longer in the making,” said Grant Baynes, executive director for the agency. The agency has a $16 million annual budget, with $1.2 million earmarked for nutrition services. The rest goes toward its home care services program. Its revenue comes from the Medicaid program, private pay, the Veterans Administration, state and federal sources.
Cooking for seniors
Kinner said he’s always loved cooking for others to provide a warm meal that satisfies and warms a person on the inside. It’s even more meaningful since he began cooking for seniors about six months ago, he said. “Cooking for seniors is even more relevant for me — to be able to help people who can’t help themselves,” he said. “Now I get to give back.” Each meal coming out of the Richland kitchen is required by the federal government to provide a third of a senior’s daily food requirements, Kinner said. “The new kitchen means we can really concentrate on senior nutrition and do it well,” Baynes said.
Kinner calls cooking for seniors a “great gift” because he has a hand in making sure their meals are nutritious and tasty. Sometimes just the delivery of the meal to a homebound senior just might be “a highlight of their day,” he said. The kitchen’s new equipment will help Senior Life Resources Northwest’s 26 staffers to better serve the growing senior citizen population in the Tri-Cities, Woffinden said. Just two weeks after opening, the kitchen served a record 569 meals in one day— which didn’t include the Prosser and Connell sites, she said. The kitchen’s new equipment will make prepping, storing and making frozen meals for weekend consumption a reality. Right now, Meals on Wheels delivers to seniors Monday through Friday, providing seniors with extra frozen meals on Thursdays to eat during the weekends. The new kitchen’s extra freezer capacity as well as a blast chiller means the cooks can make homemade meals to freeze instead of buying them as they do now. “The whole goal is to better serve seniors,” Woffinden said. Kettle cookers, a convection oven and tilt skillets also help the staff prepare larger quantities of food more quickly and the 18-by-20 foot walk-in freezer will allow the kitchen to accept more food donations. “When the right kitchen, the right staff and the right equipment all come together at the same time, it’s like magic is happening in there,” Woffinden said.
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Outside the kitchen will be a small café that will serve the seniors’ meal of the day as well as sandwich, salad and soup options. If seniors want to linger over coffee or cards, they can do so as the senior centers serve lunch at specific times. It’ll also be a place for the dedicated volunteers. “We want this café to feel like this can be their home,” Woffinden said. Kinner agreed: “This place is just as much theirs. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to do this.” Cooking classes also are planned. Woffinden said one might be teaching widows how to cook for one after their spouse has passed away. The suggested donation for a meal is $2.75 but “everyone gets to eat no matter what,” Woffinden said. For more information, call 509735-1911 or visit seniorliferesources. org.
Senior Times • October 2016
‘Granddaddy of senior expos’ set for Oct. 18 at Pasco Red Lion BY KRISTINA LORD firstname.lastname@example.org
The “granddaddy of senior expos” will be arriving in Pasco this month. This year’s Senior Times’ 2016 Fall Senior Times Expo is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 at the Pasco Red Lion, 2525 N. 20th Ave. The popular event began in 1982. “It’s been going on longer than anybody doing it in the Tri-Cities,” said Mike Haugen, event coordinator and advertising director for the Senior Times, which sponsors the event. The free expo attracts between 500 to 600 seniors both in April and October each year and features 55 vendors offering services and products for the older population, making it a convenient one-stop shop for information about insurance providers, health providers, senior services and more. “There’s a lot of information booths giving out a wide variety of information seniors can pick up about their daily life — and they do,” Haugen said. At each expo about half the vendors are new, while half are returning, Haugen said. “It keeps things fresh,” he said. Columbia Basin Hearing Center, which has clinics in Kennewick, Richland and Walla Walla, is one of the longtime expo exhibitors.
Seniors spin the wheel to win prizes at Critical Nurse Staffing’s booth at the 2016 Spring Senior Times Expo. This fall’s expo, which is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 at the Pasco Red Lion, will feature 55 vendors offering services and products for senior citizens.
“I think what draws us there is that there are a lot of people who come and they’re looking for a better quality of life and that’s what we try to provide,” said Don Klippstein, director of marketing for Columbia Basin Hearing. “We’re there to show people there’s a better way of hearing and that we’re not just in the business of selling hearing aides but rehabilitation for hearing. We want people to hear better and to know about their options and to know they have a firm that provides ongoing services.”
Seniors will be able to fill out a form at Columbia Basin Hearing’s booth to redeem for a free hearing checkup at the Kennewick clinic. “We do get good response,” Klippstein said, adding that when people start noticing a change in their hearing — whether it’s on the phone, while watching TV or during conversations — it’s time for a hearing check. Klippstein said he’s also noticed many seniors stop by the business’ table without their hearing aides, saying they’re making noise or not work-
ing properly. “We encourage them to stop in and have them adjusted,” he said. “If they’re not wearing them, they’re not doing them any good.” Though the event focuses on seniors, “it’s also a great opportunity for family members and caregivers to learn about senior services and products that are out there,” Haugen said. Attendees also can win prizes in the popular Hunt for the Treasure contest. Visitors pick up a map of the room at the expo entrance, visit each booth so that the vendors can mark their maps, and then turn in the completed map before leaving. Staff from the Kennewick Senior Center man the registration table to check visitors in, pass out the treasure maps and a bag to collect expo swag items. Winners will be drawn for about two dozen door prizes, including gift cards, Tri-City Americans tickets, MidColumbia Musical Theater tickets and more. Free six-month subscriptions to the Senior Times also are given away to those turning in the form. If you can’t make the fall expo, be sure to mark your calendar for the 2017 Spring Senior Time Expo on April 18. For more information about the expo, call 509-737-8778.
Senior Times • October 2016
CALENDAR OF EVENTS Wednesday, Oct. 5 11:30 a.m. Monthly meeting & luncheon National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Red Lion Hotel 1101 N. Columbia Center Blvd., Kennewick narfe1192.org Friday, Oct. 7 9 a.m. – Noon Cyber Safety with Attorney General Bob Ferguson Three Rivers Convention Center 7016 W. Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick Register aarp.com/wa Free event. Oct. 7 – 9 Fall Home Show TRAC 6600 Burden Blvd., Pasco hbatc.com Saturday, Oct. 8 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Mid-Columbia Duck Race Columbia Park, Kennewick tcduckrace.com Free event. Oct. 8 – 9 South Central WA Orchid Society Show & Sale Tri-Tech Skills Center 1529 W. Metaline, Kennewick 509-430-0139
Thursday, Oct. 13 6 – 8:30 a.m. Health & Human Services Forum United Way of Benton & Franklin Co. Three Rivers Convention Center 7016 W. Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick unitedway-bfco.com 4 – 5 p.m. Presentation: Chronic Pain Solutions Tri-Cities Cancer Center 7350 W. Deschutes Ave., Kennewick 509-737-3427 Free event. Oct. 14 – 16 Tri-Cities International Film Festival Uptown Theatre, Richland Community Center and Richland Public Library trifi.org
Wednesday, Oct. 19 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Senior Times Expo Pasco Red Lion 2525 N. 20th Ave., Pasco 509-737-8778 Free event. Thursday, Oct. 20 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Pumpkin Potluck Charbonneau 8264 W. Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick RSVP 509-563-7437 5:30 p.m. Dinner with Friends Fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club TRAC 6600 Burden Blvd., Pasco RSVP 509-543-9980
Saturday, Oct. 15 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Pink the Parkway The Parkway, Richland 509-737-3432
Friday, Oct. 21 6 p.m. Spaghetti Dinner and Bingo Fundraiser for Royal Family KIDS Benton County Fairgrounds 1500 S. Oak St., Kennewick rfkbingo16.brownpapertickets.com
Tuesday, Oct. 18 8 p.m. Gubernatorial Debate Columbia Basin College 2600 N. 20th Ave., Pasco RSVP 206-682-7395 Free event.
Oct. 21 – 22 Tri-Cities Women’s Expo Three Rivers Convention Center 7016 W. Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick Facebook.com/ TriCitiesWomensExpoWA
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Saturday, Oct. 22 8 p.m. Camerata Musica: Vienna Piano Trio Battelle Auditorium 902 Battelle Blvd., Richland cameratamusica.com Free event. Wednesday, Oct. 26 8 a.m. – noon AARP Money Smarts class Three Rivers Convention Center 7016 W. Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick RSVP 888-687-2277 Free event. Friday, Oct. 28 5 – 8 p.m. WSU Tri-Cities Night with the Arts WSU Tri-Cities 2710 Crimson Way, Richland tricities.wsu.edu/nwta Free event. Saturday, Oct. 29 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Fall Carnival John Dam Plaza 1815 George Washington Way, Richland Free event. Wednesday, Nov. 2 11:30 a.m. Monthly meeting & luncheon National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Red Lion Hotel 1101 N. Columbia Center Blvd., Kennewick www.narfe1192.org
Senior Times • October 2016 uBRIEFS AARP driver courses set for month
AARP will offer multiple Smart Driver courses throughout the region during the next month. • 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12: West Richland Community Center, 616 N. 60th Ave., West Richland. Call 509-943-4979 to register. • 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13: West Richland Community Center, 616 N. 60th Ave., West Richland. Call 509943-4979 to register. • 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17: Richland Community Center, 500 Amon Park Drive, Richland. Call 509-942-7529 to register. • 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17: Walla Walla General Hospital, 1025 S. 2nd Ave., Walla Walla. Call 509-522-2424 to register. • 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18: Richland Community Center, 500 Amon Park Drive, Richland. Call 509-942-7529 to register. • 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18: Walla Walla General Hospital, 1025 S. 2nd Ave., Walla Walla. Call 509-522-2424 to register. • 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20: Kennewick Community Center, 500 S. Auburn St., Kennewick. Call 509585-4303 to register. • 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8: Pasco
Community Center, 1315 N. Seventh Ave, Pasco. Call 509-545-3459 to register. • 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9: Pasco Community Center, 1315 N. Seventh Ave, Pasco. Call 509-545-3459 to register. Participants are encouraged to check with their automobile insurance agent for details about a discount that may be available for taking the course. For more information or to find additional courses, visit aarp.org/drive or call 888-227-7669.
Penny raffle raises funds for center
The Richland Senior Association is raffling a five-gallon glass container filled with hundreds of pennies from all over the world. Tickets can be purchased at the Richland Community Center for $5 each, and donations of pennies are also being accepted. Richland City Council member Phil Lemley donated the container in honor of his adoptive son Zul, who passed away earlier this year at the age of 41. For the past 20 years, Zul’s favorite hobby was collecting pennies from around the world, including Canada and Malaysia. Money raised will be used for future building needs and projects at the Richland Community Center. The empty container alone is worth over $50 and is
on display at the center’s gift shop. The drawing will be at 12 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 during the Richland Senior Associations’ Holiday Bazaar, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 509-942-7730 for more information.
MCL hosts October literary festival
Mid-Columbia Libraries and community partners’ first Mid-Columbia Reads literary festival is taking place this month. MC Reads encourages MidColumbia communities to engage with the same books and come together to explore and celebrate the written and spoken word. The program intends to build community through the collective experience of reading, thinking and discussing themes that raise important social issues while also building future readers and writers. This year’s selections are “Circling the Sun” by Paula McLain and “The Pout-Pout Fish” by Deborah Diesen. MC Reads participants can pick up a free copy of either book at any event location while supplies last. McLain will present at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 at Art Fuller Auditorium at Kennewick High School. Diesen will visit with fans at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 at MCL’s Prosser branch and at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at MCL’s Kennewick branch.
The festival includes additional author events and writers’ workshops. Visit midcolumbialibraries.org/events/ mid-columbia-reads for more information.
Trios Southridge Pharmacy now open
As part of efforts to improve patient access and convenience, Trios Southridge Pharmacy, located at 3730 Plaza Way in Kennewick, opened Oct. 4. The pharmacy at the Trios Care Center at Vista Field Kennewick closed Sept. 30 in preparation for the service move to the new Southridge location. The Trios Southridge Pharmacy is open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and is located just steps from several Trios Medical Group provider practices as well as lab, diagnostic imaging and other services. Trios Health is the Kennewick Public Hospital District’s system of care serving the greater Tri-Cities. Trios Medical Group serves as the core of a growing medical staff of more than 325 providers throughout the Tri-Cities. Reach Trios Southridge Pharmacy at 509-222-6150, or visit trioshealth.org/pharmacy for more information.
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Richland senior creates cards for family, friends BY KRISTINA LORD email@example.com
In an age when more people prefer to send text messages instead of putting pen to paper, Maurine Butler takes pleasure in designing cards the oldfashioned way. Dozens of her handmade cards — some decorated with ribbons, buttons, appliques, sparkles and paper of every imaginable design — fill a couple of plastic bins in her Richland bedroom. “It keeps me busy,” said the 97-yearold Butler. She’s been making cards for about 10 years and enjoys giving them away to loved ones. When friends visit, Butler presses cards into their hands. When her family members drop by, they leave with a card — or two or three. Her daughter requests about a dozen or so to send out each Christmas. Butler stashes a roll of small plastic bags in the top drawer of her dresser that visitors can slip their cards into on their way out. Her cards have elaborately designed fronts and are usually blank inside. Butler’s love for handicrafts stems from her grandmother who showed her how to do embroidery as a child. She remembers embroidering baby clothes. Butler, whose husband of 63 years
died in 2002, has four children, 18 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. She’s been in the Tri-Cities since 1975. She lived with her daughter in south Richland since suffering a heart attack five years ago. “She was a driving fool until she had the heart attack,” said Carolyn Klein, Butler’s daughter. Butler said she didn’t have a lot of time for crafts when she was raising her children but likes to do them now to pass the time. She also enjoys crossstitching, but “it takes so much concentration. I can do cards in a few minutes,” she said. Her first efforts weren’t very good, Butler said matter-of-factly. “The first ones I made I looked at and I was so ashamed. They were just horrible,” she said. Her bedroom is filled with plastic drawers full of items for her card-making. “I have all this junk,” she said, gesturing to them. “It’s called ‘supplies,’” her daughter chimed in. There’s a drawer filled with Valentine’s décor, another with ribbons. There’s glitter glue, beads, buttons, colorful scrap paper. “I know what I have,” Butler said. “She not only knows what she has
but she knows where it is,” Klein said. All her married life Butler saved buttons, and she recently sorted them out by color. “I use a lot of buttons and a lot of ribbons,” she said. The fine detail work required for cutting and gluing small items on the cards isn’t an issue for the spry senior. “My eyes are like a 20-yearold’s,” she said. When asked Maurine Butler, 97, of Richland, holds a box of her about the secret to handmade cards. She said she enjoys designing her longevity, her cards featuring bouquets of flowers springing up from flowerpots or vases. daughter stood up, opened the closet in her mother’s bedroom and pulled out gift from her grandson, but when filled a 64-ounce insulated Big Gulp mug. with her beloved pop, it’s too heavy to Each day at noon Klein runs to hold. “I thought about getting a wagon Circle K to fill the massive mug with but that would be too hard to pull it,” caffeine-free diet Pepsi, a daily habit she laughed. Butler has kept up for about 30 years Butler said she used to get lectured — except on the Sabbath, when she about her pop habit but not anymore. abstains from her soda fix. “Everyone swore that it was going to She’s also got a 100-ounce mug, a shorten my life but now they never say a word about it,” she said. She turns 98 in January.
Learn to make recycled cards in Richland
Learn to make recycled greeting cards from 9 to 11 a.m. every Monday at the Richland Community Center, 500 Amon Park Road. A group of seniors transform used cards into new cards, which are on sale at the community center for 50 cents apiece. “Any one of us can take a greeting card sent to us and send it back to the same person and they won’t recognize the cards sometimes,” said Lorraine Ferqueron, 85, of Richland. The group cuts cardstock into different shapes using scissors or hole punches and then glues it over the writing in the “used” cards. They add decorations and other finishing touches to “make it really nice,” Ferqueron said. “I like working with the group. I enjoy that kind of stuff and I’ve always been a crafty person,” Ferqueron said. Card donations are welcome but Ferqueron asks that the donated cards stay intact with the writing on them. New members also are always welcome.
Senior Times • October 2016 JEWELER, From page 1 And when it comes to gems, Door is considered one by his customers. Corvin and Dorothy Henderson of Pasco have been Door’s customers for more than 20 years. “Wes has become like family to us,” Corvin Henderson said. “We’ve tried other jewelers through the years but none compare to the work Wes has done for us. He’s very creative and his designs are unique.” That creativity was never more apparent to the Hendersons than when they commissioned Door to design a gold nugget necklace. The gold came from a dental bridge Corvin Henderson used to wear that he no longer needed. “The bridge had a lot of gold in it that I didn’t want to waste, so I talked to Wes and he had some ideas so I gave it to him and said, ‘I know what you can do, Wes, and I trust you so go for it,’” said the 81-year-old Corvin Henderson. “And he came up with a necklace that turned out simply awesome.” Door’s interest in jewelry started when he was a boy growing up in Kennewick. He liked to take watches apart and put them back together. He got so good at it that he was offered a job as a 13-year-old apprentice at Behrman’s Jewelry store in downtown Kennewick. “My folks weren’t too wild about it because they thought it would interfere with my
chores. But Mr. Behrman drove out to our farm and told my parents he’d pay me $3 a week. They decided to let me do it as long as I made sure my chores got done first,” he said. That first adventure in the jewelry business ended up as a lifelong passion that included several inventions, such as a ring holder tool, a diamond setting machine, and a gem plier, officially called the Wes Gem Plier, which he later patented after a Florida business decided to back the project financially. That year Door and his family moved to Puerto Rico where he perfected the design and manufactured it. “We spent a year there before moving back to Kennewick,” Door said. “I still get orders for the plier.” The gem plier was originally sold through the Bulova Watch Company out of New York and it is still found in many jewelry catalogs today. It sells for about $50. The plier has a 10-to-1 ratio of leverage with a fail-safe method that prevents breakage while jewelers ply their expertise repairing and setting gems or designing various pieces of jewelry, he said. He has created several pieces of jewelry that he considers his favorites, but perhaps the one that’s most dear is a bracelet he made for his daughter, Debra Williamson of Kennewick. “I am pretty proud of how that piece turned out,” Door said. “The diamond that sits in it can be placed in two dif-
Wes Door has run a Kennewick jewelry business since 1948. He designs his own custom pieces and does repair work.
ferent positions, which makes it kind of unique.” His daughter couldn’t agree more. “My husband, Ken, helped design the bracelet with my dad, and I just love it,” Williamson said. “I never take it off.” Wes Door’s son James is a bit of a chip off the old block because he, too, fixes timepieces. He owns JD’s Time Center in downtown Kennewick. When Door isn’t fixing a watch or designing jewelry, you’ll probably find him dancing with the International Folk Dancers group, which holds its annual festival Oct. 8 at the Shuffler’s Shanty, 717 N. Irving St., Kennewick.
There is no spectator fee. The dancing starts at 7 p.m. Door has been thinking about retiring one day, though he has no plans to sit around and do nothing. “I had a heart value replacement in April that has slowed me down a bit,” he said. “But I can still find my way around a dance floor.” He keeps his store open one day a week on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Customers can enter the store from the east side of the house. His workshop and sales counters are set up in the basement. He and his wife, Betty, welcome phone calls any day of the week. The number is 509-582-7772.
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Tri-Cities Food Bank staff discuss the Commodity Supplemental Food Program boxes that provide additional support for the elderly. Left to right: Bill Kitchen, executive director; Dean Matson, driver and warehouse worker at the Kennewick branch; and Frances-anne Hiemstra, central office manager.
BANK, From page 1 A large percentage of the agency’s clientele are elderly, but there are also seniors not being served, either due to disabilities that prohibit them from driving, or lack of transportation. “I see elderly people come to the food bank that have difficulty walking or have vision issues,” Kitchen said. “So what we’ve done is partnered with (Mid-Columbia) Meals On Wheels. We just started that in September, and we have about 14 locations right now that we go to. We identify the people and Meals on Wheels interviews the people, and we put the boxes of food together, and they deliver it for us with their volunteers.”
Need continues to rise
Kitchen helped to position the food bank for the area’s growing needs when he became executive director in 2012, a role he wasn’t sure he initially wanted to take on. “I drove a truck for the Tri-Cities Food Bank and did grocery rescue. We’d go into grocery stores and pick up food they had for us, food that was about to expire,” he said. “I was doing that, plus volunteering for about four other nonprofits, when the executive director position opened up at the food bank.” Kitchen took a couple of months to consider. The pay would be the same—zero—because the Tri-Cities Food Bank runs entirely with 150 volunteers. While he was already donating time to help the agency, Kitchen knew the role would require more commitment as the food needs in the community continued to grow. “I went to the various (Tri-Cities Food Bank) branches and saw the three branches working autonomously. There seemed to be competition, and there needed to be more cooperation,” he said. After deciding to take the job, Kitchen consulted with his son, who works in the grocery industry. He gave Kitchen the idea of establishing a central location for distributions to take some of the administrative responsibilities away from site managers so they could focus on serving clients. Six months after being named executive director, the food bank moved its Kennewick location into an adjacent building at 420 W. Deschutes Ave., formerly Standard Paint, and it became the central office. “It’s about 2,500 square feet, and we have 16 vertical feet,” he said, explaining that it also has cubicles for staff and outside agencies who might need work space. “DSHS might come in and meet with people, as well as WorkSource or Catholic Child & Family Service. So people can come in and grocery shop next door, then meet with DSHS because perhaps they have transportation issues to get to DSHS’s location.” Along with creating a central location, Kitchen worked to streamline the agency’s record-keeping, including tracking inventory and families served. Last year the Tri-Cities Food Bank recorded 59,000 family visits. Some were repeat families who have needed help for several years, while others only used the food bank for a few months while they were between jobs. Kitchen said the number of family visits last year totaled up to about 158,000 people, which requires a lot of food. uBANK, Page 9
Senior Times • October 2016 BANK, From page 8 “Based on your family size is how much food you get, and the amount of food we give is enough to sustain a family for one week,” he said. “But, they can only come every other week. We are an emergency food source. We don’t want to become the only food source for clients. They have to learn how to budget their month, and DSHS does a wonderful job helping them.” About 55 percent of the agency’s food supply comes from Second Harvest and Northwest Harvest, which provide goods to multiple food banks throughout the region. Another 30 percent of its food supply comes from grocery rescues and donations, and the last 15 percent is food that the Tri-Cities Food Bank needs to buy. “(In the old computer system), there wasn’t a good balance on what was being ordered and who needed what,” he said, adding that the food bank goes through 20 tons of food per week. “This is not a small operation anymore. We are quite a bit larger.”
Kitchen expects the number of clients to spike as more people learn about the support programs to help seniors, and with it the need for
uBRIEFS Veterans emergency bill approved
Rep. Dan Newhouse’s standalone bill, H.R. 3216, the Veterans Emergency Treatment Act was passed by the House in late September. The resolution was a response to recent incidences of mismanagement and subsequent mistreatment of veterans, including the case of a 64-year-old Army veteran from Kennewick, Donald Siefken, who was refused assistance from his vehicle to an emergency room at a Seattle VA hospital in February of 2015. The Emergency Treatment and Labor Act was enacted by Congress in 1986 and is designed to prevent hospitals from transferring or ‘dumping’ uninsured patients at public hospitals. While a 2007 Veterans Health Administration directive claims the VA complies with the intent of the EMTALA requirements, VA hospitals are considered to be “non-participating” hospitals and not obligated to fulfill the requirements. The VET Act would create similar requirements for veterans visiting VA hospitals. As of press time, the bill had been referred to the Senate.
Who does the Tri-Cities Food Bank serve?
Chuck Sadanaga and fellow volunteers sort through thousands of pounds of food donated from a local church. The Tri-Cities Food Bank relies on volunteers and donations to assist families in the community.
volunteers will increase too. The agency is always looking for drivers, forklift operators and people who can sort through donated goods. “We also need people who can lift. A lot of our volunteers are retired people, and to lift 40 pound boxes in the morning gets pretty tough,” Kitchen said. For those who can’t donate time, donations of food or money are appreciated. The Tri-Cities Food Bank owns all its facilities, but relies
Low-income families may receive food as often as once every two weeks. At each visit, a family receives up to a week’s supply of groceries. To qualify, recipients must provide a statement of need (a form they will sign upon arrival – not something you bring), along with a photo ID (driver’s license etc.) to establish identity, and a current piece of mail to establish residency (current utility bill, letter, must have your name and address). You will also need to provide the names and birthdates of all who live in your home you wish to claim for food service. Proof of income is not required. A family representative is interviewed at each visit to the food bank. A computer record is maintained for the family address and the size and makeup of the family. on about $200,000 a year to cover costs such as equipment, maintenance and food not acquired through donations. Though not a United Way recipient this year, Kitchen said donors can still designate a gift to the Tri-Cities
What will I get?
Families receive a variety of groceries, including: meat, eggs, margarine or butter, canned goods, rice, beans, flour, pasta products, seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables, and miscellaneous donated foods and supplies. In addition, bread, rolls, and other bakery products are available.
Where do I go?
• 424 W. Deschutes Ave., Kennewick: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. weekdays. Call 509-586-0688. • 321 Wellsian Way, Richland: 9 to 11:30 a.m. weekdays. Call 509943-2795. • 712 10th St., Benton City: 10:30 to 12:30 a.m. Wednesdays, noon to 2:30 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Call 509-588-5454. The food banks are closed on federal holidays.
Food Bank. “We’re serving 400 to 500 families a day,” he said. For more information, visit the agency tricitiesfoodbank.org or call 509-582-0411.
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Kennewick Senior Center
500 S. Auburn St., Kennewick • 509-585-4303 All acitivies are at the Kennewick Senior Center unless otherwise listed. For more information, call 509585-4303. • Bunco: 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays. Cost: $1 per day. • Casual Woodcarving: Bring your own supplies or borrow from the class. 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. Cost: 75 cents. 9 a.m. to noon Fridays. Cost: $1. • Woodcarving Techniques: 9 a.m. to noon Fridays. Cost: $1 per day. • Dominoes: 12:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Cost: 50 cents per day.
• Party Bridge: 12:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost 50 cents per day. • Bridge Tournament: Second Sunday of each month, 2 to 6 p.m. Cost: $1. Reservations call 5863349. • Pinochle: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Cost: 50 cents per day. 6 to 9 p.m. Sundays. Cost: $1 per day. • Chinese Mahjong: 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays. Cost: $1 per day. • Sculpting: Bring your own supplies and projects. 1 to 2 p.m. Mondays. Cost: $1 per day. • Sewing: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays.
Cost: $1 per day. • Quilting: Each session brings new projects or students can work independently. Students must bring their own supplies. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Cost: $4 per day or $12 for 7-day session. • Needle Art: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays. Cost: $2 per day. • Indoor Walking: 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Cost: $1 per day. Location: Southridge Sports Complex, 2901 Southridge Blvd., Kennewick. • Hair Cuts & Clips: Hair cuts provided by Pam Eggers. Second and Fourth Wednesday of each
month, 9 to 11 a.m. by appointment only. Cost $1. Call 509-585-4303. • Blood Pressure Checks: No appointment needed. Third Wednesday of each month, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Cost: Free. • Line Dancing: 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays. Cost: $24 for residents, $36 for others. Call 509-585-4293 to register. • East Coast Swing: 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays. Cost for singles: $24 for residents, $36 for others. Cost for couples: $39 for residents, $58.50 for others. Call 509-585-4293 to register.
Pasco Senior Center
1315 N. Seventh Ave., Pasco • 509-545-3459
All acitivies are at the Pasco Senior Center unless otherwise listed. For more information, call 509-545-3459. • Basin Wood Carvers: 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays. Cost: Free. • Bridge: 9 a.m. to noon Thursday. Cost: 50 cents per day. • China Painting: 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays. Cost: 50 cents per day. • Cribbage: 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Cost: 50 cents per day. • Billiards: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cost: $1 per day. • Mexican Train Dominoes: 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays. Cost: Free. • Pinochle: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Cost: $1 per day. • Computer Lab: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday. Cost: Free, 15 cents per copy. • Sewing with Marcy: Students must provide their own supplies and sewing machines. 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays. Cost: $35 for residents, $44 for others. Call 509-5453456 to register. • Wavemakers Aqua Fit: Good for those with arthritis, fibromyalgia, lower back pain, muscle weakness, those who use a cane or a walker and anyone who loves the pool. 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 5:15 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost: $80 for residents, $100 for others. Location: Oasis Physical Therapy, 6825 Burden Blvd., Suite D, Pasco. Call 509-545-3456 to register. • Enhance Fitness (40+): Class
focuses on stretching, balance, low impact aerobics and strength training. 10 to 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Cost: $33 for residents, $41 for others. Call 509-545-3456 to register. • Happy Feet program (60+): Get your feet cared for by a licensed register nurse. By appointment 9 a.m. to
3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays. Cost: Free with suggested donation of $12-15 per person. Call 509-545-3459. • Foot Care for Adults (18+): Get your feet cared for by a licensed register nurse. By appointment only, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $30. Call 509545-3459.
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Richland Community Center 500 Amon Drive, Richland • 509-942-7529 All acitivies are at the Richland Community Center unless otherwise listed. For more information, call 509-942-7529. • American Mahjong: 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays. Cost: free. Location: lounge. • Birthday Club Social: Second Tuesday of each month, Noon to 12:30 p..m Cost: free. Location: lounge. • Cribbage: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Cost: free. Location: lounge. • Billiards: 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cost: $2 per day. Location: pool room. • Pie Socials: Third Tuesday of each month, Noon to 12:30 p.m. Cost: free. Location: lounge. • Gold Age Pinochle: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Fridays. Cost: $1 per day. Location: game room. • Duplicate Bridge: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Cost: $1 per day. Location: game room. • Party Bridge: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Cost: $1 per day. Location: game room. • Dominoes: 12:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost: free. Location: lounge. • Greeting Card Recycling: 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays. Cost: free.
Location: meeting room. • New Attitude Line Dancing Beginner: 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesdays. Cost: $22.75 for residents, $28.50 for others. Location: Riverview room. Call 509-942-7529 to register. • New Attitude Line Dancing Improver: 1 to 2 p.m. Thursdays. Cost: $28.50 for residents, $35.50 for others. Location: Riverview room. Call 509-942-7529 to register. • RSA Dance: Third Friday of the month, 1 to 3:45 p.m. Cost: $6 per person. Location: Riverview room. • Steppin’ Out with Jo: 9 to 10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Cost: $19.50 for residents, $24.50 for others. Location: Riverview room. Call 509-9427529 to register. • Patti’s Workout: 4 to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday. Cost: $32.75 for residents (drop-in rate $5), $41 for others (drop-in rate $6). Location: Riverview room. Call 509-942-7529 to register. • Slim & Sassy Body Shape: 5:05 to 6:20 p.m. Wednesdays. Cost: $33 for residents, $41.25 for others. Location: Riverview room. Call 509-942-7529 to register. • Yoga Joy: 5:45 to 7 p.m. Thursdays. Cost: $30.75 for resi-
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• Walk at the Richland Community Center: 8 to 9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Cost: Free. • Fitness Room: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Cost: $2 per day or $8 per month. Location: Fitness room. • By the Book Knitters: Third Tuesday or each month, 6 to 8 p.m. Cost: free. Location: Richland Public Library. For more information, call 509-942-7454.
West Richland Senior Center 616 N. 60th, West Richland • 509-967-2847 All acitivies are at the West Richland Senior Center. For more information, call 509-967-2847. • Bunco: Wednesday, Oct. 5 and Friday, Oct. 21. Potluck lunch starts at noon, bunco at 1 p.m. • Potluck dinner: 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11. Bring a food item to go with hamburgers or a dessert. • TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Fitness: 11 am. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
• Exercise: 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. • AARP Safe Driving Class: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays, Oct 13. You must attend both classes. Cost: $15 for AARP members, $20 for others. Pay at the first class. • Lunch and Bingo: Monday, Oct. 17. Hot dog lunch is at noon, bingo starts at 1 p.m. Cost: $3 suggested donation.
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Just for Fun
Cheryl Wilson, from left, Linda Avery, Dorothy Westbrook, all of Pasco and members of the Crimson MadHatters, a Red Hat Society chapter, enjoyed lunch at the 23rd All Senior Picnic on Thursday, Sept. 5 at TRAC in Pasco.
Lois Mullen of Kennewick and Gavin Baker, 17, a senior at Tri-Cities Prep, dance to music provided by the Seattle-based band Funaddicts at the All Senior Picnic.
About 1,000 senior citizens attended the annual All Senior Picnic. The popular event included a meal, live entertainment and door prizes.
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Senior Times • October 2016
Meals on Wheels October menu
Studio Apartment Specials! Hurry—limited number of beautiful studio floor plans available. Call for more details and to schedule a tour with our friendly staff. Parkview Estates offers Retirement and Assisted Living options. Our focus on wellness and enabling residents to remain as independent as possible provides the perfect alternative for seniors who can no longer live on their own. Whether the search is for a short-term respite stay or long-term living options, we invite you to visit Parkview Estates and experience our commitment to bringing independence to living and quality to life.
Meals on Wheels is a program of Senior Life Resources Northwest and is supported by donations. For those 60 and over the suggested donation is $2.75 per meal. Meals may be purchased by those under 60 for $7.30. Menu substitutions may occasionally occur. For reservations call between 9 a.m. and noon the day before your selected meal. For reservations in Richland call 509-943-0779, Kennewick 509-585-4241, Pasco 509-543-5706, Parkside 509-5452169, Benton City 509-588-3094, Prosser 509-786-1148, Connell 509-234-0766. • Thursday, Oct. 6: Chicken and dressing casserole, roasted sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts with bacon, wheat roll, cranberry oat bar. • Friday, Oct. 7: Beef stroganoff, seasoned egg noodles, Harvard beets, broccoli salad, oatmeal raisin cookie. • Monday, Oct. 10: closed. • Tuesday, Oct. 11: Herb chicken, roasted red potatoes, Lyonnaise carrots, apple cabbage slaw, peach fluff. • Wednesday, Oct. 12: Beef stir fry, rice, salad with dressing, wheat roll, hot spiced apples. • Thursday, Oct. 13: Meatloaf with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, multi-grain bread, pineapple upside-down cake. • Friday, Oct. 14: Sweet and sour pork, confetti rice, salad with dressing, oriental vegetables, cherry crisp. • Monday, Oct. 17: Swiss steak,
garlic mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, rye bread, oatmeal raisin cookies. • Tuesday, Oct. 18: Spaghetti and meat sauce, broccoli Normandy, salad with dressing, breadstick, pumpkin bar. • Wednesday, Oct. 19: Spinach frittata, chuck wagon potatoes, carrot raisin salad, citrus salad, blueberry muffin. • Thursday, Oct. 20: Chicken fajitas, Spanish rice, black beans, grapes, flour tortilla. • Friday, Oct. 21: (Birthday Day!) Roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, Italian vegetables, wheat roll, ice cream. • Monday, Oct. 24: Breaded pork cutlet, mashed potatoes with gravy, seasonal vegetables, muffin, blushing pears. • Tuesday, Oct. 25: Chicken and white bean chili, spinach salad with dressing, pineapple, crackers, cinnamon roll. • Wednesday, Oct. 26: Macaroni & cheese, sausage patty, green beans, salad with dressing, cranberry fruit salad. • Thursday, Oct. 27: Baked cod with dill sauce, herbed potatoes, dilled baby carrots, multi-grain bread, apple crisp. • Friday, Oct. 28: Chicken ala king, green peas, salad with dressing, biscuit, oatmeal cookies. • Monday, Oct. 31: Harvest apple pork chop, brown rice, mixed vegetables, rye bread, citrus salad. For more information on Senior Life Resources Northwest visit seniorliferesources.org.
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Holiday Bazaars Autumn has arrived and with it planning for the holiday season. Several area groups and churches are offering bazaars around the TriCities:
Burden Blvd., Pasco. More than 100 professionals artists and crafters selling holiday gifts, décor and gourmet food. Admission: Adults $7, kids 12 and under are free.
Saturday, Nov. 5
• Fall Bazaar: Noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 at Kennewick Valley Grange, 2611 S. Washington St., Kennewick. Hand-crafted items and commercial vendors. The café will be open with biscuits and gravy, soup and sandwiches and brownies. Free admission. Call 509-948-7512 for more information.
Saturday, Oct. 15
• Harvest Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Southridge Sports & Events Complex, 2901 Southridge Blvd., Kennewick. Craft items, antiques, holiday decor, fine art, collectibles, food and beverages. Free admission. Call 509-585-4303 for more information. • Holly Daze Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kennewick First United Methodist Church, 2 South Dayton St., Kennewick. Handcrafted items and food. • Fallout 2016 Artisan Bazaar: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Columbia Sun RV Resort, 103907 Wiser Parkway, Kennewick. Local handmade gifts and gourmet food.
Saturday, Oct. 22
• Benton City So Bazaar Night: 4 to 8 p.m. at Benton City Park. Event sponsored by the Benton City Revitalization Project.
• Custer’s Christmas Arts & Crafts Show: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6 at TRAC, 6600
• Maya Craft Show: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Maya Angelou Elementary, 6001 Road 84, Pasco. More than 80 vendors selling arts and crafts, vintage goods, fine arts and food. Admission is $2 for ages 12 and up, 12 and under are free. facebook.com/ events/569131389925789. • Lord of Life Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 640 N. Columbia Center Blvd., Kennewick. Craft items, bake sale, silent auction items.
• St. Joseph’s Arts & Crafts Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at St. Joseph’s Dillon Hall, 520 S. Garfield St., Kennewick. Arts and crafts items, silent auction, drawing, food and beverages.
Saturday, Nov. 12
• Third annual Holiday Bazaar: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Affinity at Southridge, 5207 W. Hildebrand Blvd., Kennewick. Crafts, handmade goods, jewelry and other items. Silent auction to benefit Safe Harbor. 509222-1212. • Guardian Angel Homes’ Holiday Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Guardian Angel Homes Community Center, 245 Van Giesen St., Richland. Hand-crafted Items, lunch and beverages will be available for donation. Event proceeds go to the state chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. • Southridge Music Boosters Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Southridge High School cafeteria, 3520 Southridge Blvd., Kennewick.
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Homemade arts and crafts, bake sale and beverages. Event supports the Southridge high school music. Admission: Adults $2, kids 12 and under are free. southridgemusic.com/ holiday-bazaar.html. • Richland Senior Association Holiday Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Richland Community Center, 500 Amon Park Drive, Richland. Arts and crafts items, drawing.
Saturday, Dec. 3
• Bethel’s Christmas Crafter’s Market: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bethel Church, 600 Shockley Road, Richland. The market will be supporting the Communities in Schools program, the nation’s largest dropout prevention program. Email questions to bethelwomenspecialevents@gmail. com. • Badger Mountain Elementary Holiday Bazaar: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1515 Elementary St., Richland. Admission: $3 for adults, free for children 12 and under. badgermoun tainelementary.com/holiday-bazaar.
Saturday, Nov. 19
• Horse Heaven Hills Middle School Holiday Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school, 3500 S. Vancouver St., Kennewick. Sponsored by the school’s Parent Teacher Organization, the third annual bazaar features handcraft vendors, door prizes and food vendors. Free admission. • Marcus Whitman Elementary School’s annual Winter Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1704 Gray St., Richland. Free admission. Silent auction, bake sale, items from local artisans including jewelry, home decor, crafts, a photo booth. Proceeds go toward the school’s Parent Teacher Organization. • Favorite Things Holiday Craft Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Columbia Community Church, 150 Gage Blvd., Richland. Free admission. • East Benton County Historical Society Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 205 Keewaydin Drive, Kennewick. Vintage Christmas decorations and homemade baked goods. For more information call 509-582-7704. • Lewis & Clark Elementary Holiday Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lewis & Clark Elementary, 415 Jadwin Ave., Richland. Gift items, raffles and commercial vendors. • Calvary Chapel Make A Difference Bazaar: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 10611 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick. More than 80 vendors will be sharing their handmade crafts and treats. The Calvary Café will be open. All proceeds and donations go to support ministries in Africa (New Heritage Ministry) and India (India
• Tri-Cities Home for the Holidays: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 at Three Rivers Convention Center, 7016 W. Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick. Santa Claus will be there. Concession food available. More than 100 vendors are expected. Free admission. tchome fortheholidays.com. To be included on this list, email firstname.lastname@example.org with details about the bazaar, including time, date, place, cost and contact information.
Puzzle answers from page 13
Str8ts Solution Str8ts Solution 5 4 4 3 9 8 2 1 3 7 2 7 6 6 5
8 9 7 2 3 5 4
9 8 7 6 3 4
8 9 1 2 4 5 6 3
7 6 7 2 4 1 3 5 6 5 9 4 1 3 2
5 3 4 6 8 7 2 1
8 9 7 2 3 5 4
9 8 7 6 3 4
8 9 1 2 4 5 6 3
7 6 7 2 4 1 3 5 6 5 9 4 1 3 2
5 3 4 6 8 7 2 1
3 6 5
Sudoku Solution Sudoku Solution
5 4 4 3 9 8 2 1 3 7 2 7 6 6 5
3 6 5
6 5 3 8 1 9 7 4 2
7 1 4 6 2 5 3 8 9
2 9 8 7 4 3 6 5 1
9 7 2 4 3 8 5 1 6
3 4 5 1 9 6 8 2 7
8 6 1 2 5 7 9 3 4
1 8 6 3 7 2 4 9 5
5 2 7 9 8 4 1 6 3
4 3 9 5 6 1 2 7 8
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6 5 3 8 1 9 7 4 2
7 1 4 6 2 5 3 8 9
2 9 8 7 4 3 6 5 1
Senior Times • October 2016