Wednesday, Sept. 2Chinook Food Bank open

CHINOOK - Beginning in September, the Chinook Food Bank will be handing out food on the first and third Wednesdays of the month only from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 70 Houchen Street in Chinook. For questions or emergency situations call 875-6670.

River City School open house

ILWACO - The River City School of Arts and Crafts is holding an open house and registration for their fall dance program from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sept. 2 at the school on Lake Street across from the post office in Ilwaco. Classes are available for all ages, three-year-old to adult, and include everything from ballet, to tap, to jazz, to hip hop, to conditioning and more. Call 642-8707 for information.

Classic Movies at Neptune

LONG BEACH - The Neptune Twin Cinemas offers family and classic movies with no charge for admission, subject to capacity. All family and classic shows begin at 1 p.m. The movie on Sept. 2 is "My Man Godfrey" starring William Powell and Carole Lombard. 1936. 90 min.

LB council

LONG BEACH - The Long Beach City Council meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month at city hall located at 115 Bolstad Avenue West. The agenda is available at or at city hall prior to the meeting. These meetings are open to the public. Call 642-4421 for additional information.

C.G. Auxiliary

CAPE D - The Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 62 meets the first Wednesday of each month. This month's meeting is Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. at Cape Disappointment. For information call Larry at 665-2811.

Advisory Board

LONG BEACH - The Pacific County Advisory Board meets at 4 p.m., on Sept. 2 at Willapa Behavioral Health, 2204 Pacific Highway North. Call 642-3787 for more information.

Ballroom Dancing

ILWACO - Come learn to dance or brush up on your skills every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at River City School in Ilwaco (across from the Post Office). The cost is $5 per person per session. You will learn one or two new dances beginning the first week of the month. Come on the second Wednesday and catch up! Call Patty at 642-3380 for more information.

Writers' Circle

OCEAN PARK - Writers' Circle meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Ocean Park Library. The meetings are from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The purpose of the meetings is to critique each other's work in friendly, helpful ways. For more information call 642-6424 or 665-3835.

Boys & Girls Club

LONG BEACH - Parents are invited to an orientation at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 2 at Long Beach Elementary School to learn more about the Boys and Girls Club of the Long Beach Peninsula. The club will be open starting Tuesday, Sept. 8 from 2:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and from 1:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays. For more information call Erin at 642-8668 or e-mail

Thursday, Sept. 3School starts

NASELLE - The 2009-10 school year begins on Thursday, Sept. 3 for students in the Naselle-Grays River Valley School District.

Aging Agency meeting

SHELTON - The Olympic Area Agency on Aging (O3A) Council of Governments meets at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3 in the Shelton Civic Center at 525 W. Cota. The agenda includes approval of O3A's Area Plan update and a contract for additional SHIBA funding. For current information call 866-720-4863.

Connection Group

KLIPSAN - NAMI Connection Recover Support Group meets on Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at Golden Sands, 21608 "O" Lane in Klipsan. Local residents facilitate this structured, confidential recovery group open to anyone who has lived with a psychiatric disorder. For information call Kat at 665-6305 or Barb at 665-4421.

Free Thursdays

ILWACO - Thanks to the generous support of the Ilwaco Merchants Association, you can visit the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum at 115 SE Lake Street in Ilwaco on Thursdays free of charge. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays and they are closed on Mondays. Bring the family and come see what treasures our local museum has to offer. Call 642-3446 for information.

Friday, Sept. 4Book sale

OCEAN PARK - The Friends of the Ilwaco-Ocean Park Libraries used book sale will be held Sept. 4, 5 and 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ocean Park Timberland Library. Plus there is a members only pre-sale from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3. If you aren't a member you can join then. Some books are marked for price; all others are $1 per hardbound and trade paper and .$50 for regular size paperback. On Sunday from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., bring your standard size paper grocery bag and fill it with books of your choice for just $3. Stock up now, it will be nine months until the next sale. All proceeds are for the benefit of the Ilwaco and Ocean Park libraries.

LB Merchants

LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Merchants Association meets Friday, Sept. 4 at 8 a.m., at Benson's Restaurant, 504 S Pacific Ave., in Long Beach. For more information call Steven Linhart at 642-5625.

Change for good

LONG BEACH - Has your new neighbor completely transformed the front yard next door? Do you know someone who goes above and beyond for the benefit of his or her community? Or is there a person, place, thing or idea that continually brings a smile to your face? The city of Long Beach is always looking for "Change for Good" nominations. The Change for Good award just came to fruition this summer, with the first recipient being the late Rob Dennison, who was praised for his active role on the city's planning commission. If there's someone who you feel deserves recognition for their efforts, nominate them at Long Beach City Hall, or call 642-4421.

Art around town

ILWACO - Ocean Beach Hospital is hosting photographer Carly Henningan and the new county building on Sandridge Road is showing paintings in a variety of mediums by Carol Johnson, Judy Leonard, Wes Moehnke, Tom Morrow, Leonard Ellis and Jill Merrill. Come and see these works of art from members of the Peninsula Arts Association.

Saturday, Sept. 5Chinook Arts Festival

CHINOOK - On Sept. 5, 6 and 7 artists from around the region will gather to sell their goods at the fifth annual Chinook Arts Festival at Highway 101 and Olympia Street in Chinook.?It is a juried show featuring handcrafted art, festival vendors will be selling wood sculptures, stained glass pieces, pottery, watercolor paintings, jewelry, blown glass, photography, concrete leaf sculptures, fused glass, oil paintings and more. Festival hours are Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Visit Ocean Park

OCEAN PARK - On Sept. 5, the village of Ocean Park invites one and all to explore the town and surrounding areas and take part in several free activities all day and into the evening. Shops, art galleries, restaurants and services will feature end of summer surprises throughout the day. Free raffle tickets for an Ocean Park gift basket will be available at all locations displaying a 'Sunset Stop' sign. At 3 p.m., Clyde Sayce will lead a free, guided walking tour of historic homes (meet at the Ocean Park Bank of Pacific parking lot). At 4 p.m., Mike Frericks, of Peninsula Landscaping Supply, will load local photographer, Bonnie Lou Cozby, into his "cherry picker" bucket for a bird's eye photo op of Bay Avenue, looking east. Everyone is invited to be in the shot! From 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., gather at the Ocean Park beach approach to enjoy a bonfire (under the supervision of the Ocean Park Fire Department) and sunset. The winning raffle ticket will be drawn at 7:40 p.m., right before sunset! For more information, call 665-6041.

Chili cook-off

CATHLAMET - On Sept. 5, the Wahkiakum County Chamber is sponsoring the Sixth Annual Buzzards Breath Chili Cook Off in Cathlamet. Grab your favorite recipe, cooker, a pot and head to the Elochoman Marina for a day of food, friends and fantastic chili. Call 795-9996 or stop by 102 Main Street to get a copy of the rules and an application to participate. Cooking starts at 10 a.m. and the public will start tasting at 1 p.m. with judging at 3 p.m.

Key ingredients

ILWACO - The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum is hosting an exhibit entitled, "Key Ingredients" from Sept. 5 to Oct. 25. This exhibition explores the connections between Americans and the food they produce, prepare, preserve and present at the table. It is a provocative and thoughtful look at the historical, regional and social traditions that merge in everyday meals and celebrations. This exhibit was developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibits and is presented with the assistance of Humanities Washington. Call 642-3446 for more information.

"The White Tiger"

NASELLE - Naselle Timberland Library presents a book discussion from 10 a.m. to noon, Sept. 5 for adults. Join in a discussion of "The White Tiger" by Aravind Adiga. For more information call 484-3877.

South Bend Book Sale

SOUTH BEND - The Friends of the South Bend Timberland Library will have a book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5 at a special location - Penoyar Law Office, 504 West Robert Bush Dr., South Bend. Clean, used book donations will gladly be accepted. For more information, please call the library at 875-5532.

SummerFest fun

LONG BEACH - This is the last weekend of the city of Long Beach's SummerFest activities. Come downtown with the kids and enjoy free face painting, horse and wagon rides, plus enjoy music by Terry Baber, and a sidewalk chalk art contest.

Salmon derby

SOUTH BEND - A salmon derby on Willapa Bay and the Willapa River will be held Saturday, Sept. 5 and Sunday, Sept. 6 from daylight to 6 p.m. each day. Tickets are $10 per person per day and are available at Dennis Company in Raymond or at the boat launch in South Bend both mornings from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. Weigh-ins will be at the South Bend public dock parking lot each day from 3 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. First place is a cash prize of $150 for the heaviest single fish and a grand prize of $200 for the largest two-day/two-fish weight total. All WDFW rules and regulations apply. All proceeds go to help support the Willapa Harbor Labor Day Festival. For information call Millie at 875-5353.

Labor Day Festival

SOUTH BEND - All are invited to come and play in South Bend over the Labor Day weekend. There will be a grand parade, a family treasure hunt, adult poker walk, oyster eating contest, oyster opening contest, ice cream eating contest, kiddie parade, live music and lots more. Plus there will be vendor booths open all three days and on Monday activities include a poker paddle in kayaks, a duck race and pole walk. Call 875-5353 for more details.

Sunday, Sept. 6Vesper services

OYSTERVILLE - The final Vesper Service for this year in the historic Oysterville Church will begin at 3 p.m., on Sept. 6 and will be led by Rev. D.J. Maddux, retired Episcopal priest from Shelton. Brian O'Connor will provide music by singing and playing his guitar, and Suzanne Knutzen will play the old pump organ. This is a casual, come as you are event and everyone is welcome.

Quakers meeting

SEAVIEW - The Lower Columbia Worship Group meets the first and third Sundays of each month at 3 p.m. in the fireside room at the Peninsula Church Center at 5000 "N" Place in Seaview for silent, unprogrammed worship to which all are welcome. This month's meetings are Sept. 6 and Sept. 20. For further information call 642-0709 or e-mail

"Doggie Splash"

ASTORIA - The pool has gone to the Dogs! Astoria's Aquatic Center is having its first doggy splash at the pool at 1997 Marine Drive in Astoria, on Sunday, Sept. 6, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., this is an event for dogs only; games, treats, and fun in the water. All monies raised for the day go toward purchasing needed pool equipment. The entry fee per dog and one human escort is $10. Additional humans may purchase entry into the swim area for $3 to watch and care for their dog, but may not swim. The number of dogs will be limited into the facility at any time. First come, first served. For more information call 503-325-7027, or go to

Pottery artist @ Sou'Wester

SEAVIEW - From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 5 and Sunday, Sept. 6 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 7, the historic Sou'wester Lodge at 3728 "J" Place in Seaview welcomes back potter Carol Marians for her fifth annual pottery exhibit. Marians' work is functional as well as decorative. Her bowls, plates and mugs are used in kitchens and dining rooms and her vases hold flowers. Her pottery is all stoneware, hand thrown on a potter's wheel, glazed with food- and microwave-safe glazes, and fired to 2,200 degrees Fahrenheit. The public is invited to sip complimentary coffee, nibble on a cookie and browse through a year's worth of her work of experiments with glazes and shapes. For more information please call 642-2542.

Monday, Sept. 7Holiday Closures

PENINSULA - All city, county, state offices, along with the banks, credit unions, libraries and post office branches will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7 for the Labor Day holiday. The Chinook Observer office is also closed that date. The Observer has revised deadlines for the Sept. 9 edition. Classified ads must be placed before 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 4. If you have questions, call 642-8181.

AA meeting

OCEAN PARK - AA meets each Monday and Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Ocean Park United Methodist Church located at 1202 262nd Place in Ocean Park. Everyone is welcome. For more information call 642-8449.

Tuesday, Sept. 8Potluck & meeting

ILWACO - The first fall potluck and meetings of the Don R. Grable American Legion Post No. 48 and its Auxiliary is Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 6 p.m. at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco. Please bring a dish to share and spend some time with veterans and their families as plans are made for the year to come. For information, please call Post Commander Chuck Schussman at 665-6010 or Unit President Janet Easley at 665-5580.

Speakout and Pizza

SEAVIEW - A Quality Review Team will be holding a "Speakout" following the NAMI meeting, on Sept. 8 at 4:45 p.m., in the Peninsula Church Center at 5000 "N" Place. This is an opportunity for present and past clients of Willapa Behavioral Health to talk about mental health services received. If you are satisfied with your services the Quality Review Team needs to hear, and if you have ideas on how services might be improved that will help, too. Any interested community members are also welcome to attend. For more information call Kat at 665-6505, or the QRT coordinator at 877-736-3162.

Library board meeting

ILWACO - The Ilwaco Timberland Library Board meets on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 4 p.m., at the Ilwaco Community Building located at 158 1st Ave N. The public is welcome. For more information call 642-3908.

WellSpring Network

LONG BEACH - The WellSpring Community Network will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 8 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the P.U. D. Building on Sandridge Road. Please join as they work towards growing community wellness on the Long Beach Peninsula. If you want additional information about WellSpring or the upcoming meeting, please call 783-2996.

Ilwaco workshop

ILWACO - The city of Ilwaco is holding a special workshop to address the Master Business License fees beginning at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at the Ilwaco Community Building. This workshop is open to the public for comments. Call 642-3145 for information.

OP Lions

KLIPSAN - The Ocean Park Area Lions Club meets second and fourth Tuesday of each month beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Ocean Park Lutheran Church at 240th and "U" Streets. Anyone with an interest in being involved is encouraged to stop in for the meeting.

Masonic meeting

ILWACO - Occident Lodge No. 99 meets at noon every Tuesday for a no host luncheon at the Imperial Schooner Restaurant at the Port of Ilwaco. Sojourners are welcome. For information call Jim at 665-6577 or Norm at 642-2258.

Rotary Club

SEAVIEW -Southwest Washington Pacific County Rotary meets weekly for breakfast, fellowship and a half-hour presentation by a guest speaker each Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m., at the 42nd Street Cafe in Seaview. Club members welcome guests interested in learning more about Rotary, or who would simply like to enjoy the week's program. Breakfast is $10. Contact Carol Lynn Ockfen for more information at 665-5806 or e-mail her at

Coordinating Council

LONG BEACH - The Pacific County Interagency Coordinating Council (PCICC) and 0-K committee will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 8 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the PUD building on Sandridge. Local members represent health departments, medical providers, school districts, parents, service providers and other public and private agencies. The PCICC provides leadership and forum for the establishment and maintenance of coordinated, collaborative continuum of comprehensive birth to three services to families, including those with special needs. They are seeking parent involvement, so please join them. For further information please call Jona Korzinski at 642-1319.

Coastal Writers' Critique

LONG BEACH - The Coastal Writers' Critique group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month beginning at 10 a.m., at the PUD building on Sandridge Road. This month's meetings are Sept. 8 and Sept. 22. All with an interest are encouraged to attend. For more information you can call Jan at 642-4932.

Wednesday, Sept. 9Caregivers' Support

LONG BEACH - Caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with dementia or other serious debilitating illness. This free information and support group for care partners, family members and friends is from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sept. 9 at the PUD auditorium at 9610 Sandridge Rd. in Long Beach. Contact group facilitator Don Cantrell at 642-3787 ext. 226.

Classic Movies at Neptune

LONG BEACH - The Neptune Twin Cinemas offers family and classic movies with no charge for admission, subject to capacity. All family and classic shows begin at 1 p.m. The movie on Sept. 9 is "Only Angels Have Wings" starring Cary Grant and Jean Arthur. 1936. 121 min.


LONG BEACH - The Ilwaco-Long Beach Kiwanis meets at noon the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the El Compadre Restaurant at 1900 Pacific Avenue in Long Beach. Anyone with an interest is encouraged to attend. If you have questions or need additional information, call 665-2598.

Open house at IMHS

ILWACO - There is an open house scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Ilwaco Middle/High School in the auditorium. The public is invited to this event.

Women's Chorus

OYSTERVILLE - Bayside Singers, a women's chorus, is starting rehearsals for a December concert at Oysterville Church. The featured work will be Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols. Women interested in singing are asked to call Sandy Nielson at 665-2540 for more information.

Future EventsArt walk

ILWACO - On Thursday, Sept. 10, the Ilwaco Merchants are hosting their final Art Walk of the season and donating proceeds to the Grassroots Garbage Gang. Come down to the Port of Ilwaco between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. and enjoy the sights and shopping, and help support your local beach cleanup effort.

Meet with County Assessor

LONG BEACH - Did you get a shock when you opened your 2009 property valuation? Bruce Walker, Pacific County Assessor, has agreed to meet with concerned citizens to discuss the impact of the 2009 property re-assessments in a meeting to be held at the Pacific County building located at 7013 Sandridge Rd. on Thursday, Sept. 10 starting at 6 p.m. Is it fair for the Long Beach/Seaview 25 percent of the county to be paying 30 percent or more of the total property taxes for the next few years because they had the unfortunate timing of being the last section re-assessed before the real estate bubble popped? How was the valuation reached? What data was used? How do property owners appeal their re-assessment? Please call Nan for more info: 642-2444.

Swine flu info

KLIPSAN - The Peninsula Senior Activity Center is hosting a session on H1N1 swine flu on Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. Mindy Burns, head of infection control at Ocean Beach Hospital, will be the guest speaker along with a representative from Long Beach Pharmacy. This program is designed for all ages and is open to the public. Call 665-3999 for more information.

Seabird survey team

PENINSULA - The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team is looking for volunteers to help count and identify birds on the Washington cost. There will be a training session from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Ocean Park Timberland Library. Please R.S.V.P. to Penelope at COASST at, by calling 206-221-6893, or locally call Patricia Cruse of the Discovery Coast Audubon Society at 642-1310.

Tribe meeting

CHINOOK - The Chinook Tribal Council will meet on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 11 a.m. at the Bay Center Fire Hall in Bay Center. Tribal members are encouraged to attend. A potluck luncheon follows as usual. If you have questions call 875-6670.

Rod Run

OCEAN PARK - The Rod Run to the End of the World is coming Saturday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 13 at the Beach Barons' field in Ocean Park. Saturday's events feature the show and shine, with trophy presentations on Sunday. For more information call 665-3565 or go to

Pancake Breakfast

KLIPSAN - Enjoy breakfast at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center on Pacific Highway at Klipsan, on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Enjoy pancakes with scrambled eggs and sausage or biscuits and sausage gravy with scrambled eggs, plus a beverage. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children. Bring your friends and your appetite!

Disabled Veterans

OCEAN PARK - The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 44 meets at the Ocean Park Timberland Library at noon on the second Saturday of each month. This month's meeting is Sept. 12. For additional information call 665-4542 or 665-4894.

PC Democrats

SOUTH BEND - The Pacific County Democrats meet at 7 p.m., on Monday, Sept. 14 at the courthouse annex building in South Bend. For information e-mail Marshall Tate at, 665-0102 or 665-0023.

Ilwaco council

ILWACO - The Ilwaco City Council meets at 6 p.m. on Sept. 14 and Sept. 28 at the Ilwaco Community Building. These meetings are open to the public. Call 642-3145 for more information.

PAA meeting

OCEAN PARK - The Peninsula Arts Association will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. at the Barn on Bay, 2311 Bay Avenue in Ocean Park. There will be a general meeting with discussion on the upcoming 39th annual fall art show, which will be held at the Kite Museum on Sid Snyder Drive in Long Beach. The fall show is set for Oct. 9, 10, 11 and 12. For information call 665-4592.

North Coast Chorale

ASTORIA - From 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Tuesday, beginning Sept. 15, all with an interest are encouraged to come to the North Coast Chorale rehearsals as they prepare for their fall season. New singers are welcome. Rehearsals are at Clatsop Community College's Performing Arts Center on the corner of Franklin and 16th in Astoria. For more information call 503-738-3097 or go to

"The Crying Tree"

OCEAN PARK - Author Naseem Rakha will be visiting the area on Sept. 18 for a 7 p.m. presentation at Adelaide's Books at 1401 Bay Avenue in Ocean Park. A resident of Silverton, Ore., Naseem is an award-winning journalist and author who is touring for the release of her debut novel, "The Crying Tree."

Discovery Trail dedication

LONG BEACH - On Saturday, Sept. 19 at 9 a.m., there will be a ribbon cutting dedication and celebration for the completion of the Discovery Trail at the Bolstad beach approach. The dedication includes a Chinook tribal blessing and a walk/run/bike along the trail.

Re-visioning Chinookan communities

ASTORIA - The Columbia River Maritime Museum at 1792 Marine Drive in Astoria is hosting a day of re-visioning the lower Columbia River's Chinookan communities on Sept. 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The day includes an exploration of Chinook culture through canoes, carvings, talk and hands-on activities. You will learn about Middle Village and Chinookan trade on the Columbia. There will be crafts, demonstrations, presentations and delicious food with leaders of the Chinook Nation. This one-day event is designed for adults and children and will feature arts and crafts of a time when Chinookan communities dominated the landscape. Detailed information is available at or call 503-325-2323.

Pickle pointers

ASTORIA - Oregon State University is offering a class on canning tomatoes, salsa and pickles beginning at 7 p.m., on Monday, Sept. 21 at the Duncan Law Seafood Consumer Center in Astoria. The cost is $7.50 for the class and all handouts. Pre-registration is encouraged since classes with low enrollment may be cancelled. For information on canning recommendations call Nancy Kershaw at 503-842-3433.

OBEF dinner/auction

LONG BEACH - Ocean Beach Education Foundation is hosting their 17th Annual Dinner Auction on Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Long Beach Elks Lodge. The silent auction starts at 4:30 p.m., dinner is at 6:30 p.m., and the live auction begins at 7:30 p.m. This year's theme is "Fiesta! Celebrate our Students!" Register in advance by calling 642-0878 or go to

Church sing-a-long

CHINOOK - On Sunday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m., there will be an all Peninsula church sing, at Shiloh Faith Fellowship, 818 SR 101 in Chinook. Everyone is welcome for a great time of singing, reading and drama. If you have a song, something to read that has made an impact on you, or a skit/dramatic presentation that you would like to share, come and be a part of this great event. For more information, call 777-8373.

Apply to attend Camp Victory

PENINSULA - Camp Victory, a program is for girls from Pacific and Gray's Harbor counties who have been sexually abused, is accepting applications for the four-day recreational camp held in October each year. This camp free of charge and girls are matched one-on-one with carefully screened, trained adult workers. Adults are needed to assist, are carefully screened and receive 30 to 40 hours of training prior to their actual camp experience on subjects such as sexual abuse and prevention, child development, communication skills and camp activities. In addition Camp Victory greatly benefits from the assistance of "Camp Angels" - men and women who provide help with setup, cleanup and meal preparation throughout the weekend, providing a much needed support team for the entire camp. Call the Camp Victory office at 665-2888 for additional information or leave a message to receive an application to attend camp.

Fall back

UNITED STATES - Nov. 1 is the date that Daylight Saving Time ends and you should turn your clocks back one hour to standard time. The official time change occurs at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday in November. This is also a good time to check all the smoke detectors in your home and change the batteries.

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