First off, I’d like to send out a grand thank you to Carolyne Nixon for her tireless service. Every day from May to September, Carolyne waters all those lovely hanging plants in downtown Winlock. Without fail, she keeps our town beautiful. Thank you so much, Carolyne.
Lots of stuff is going on at the Olequa Senior Center! On Monday, there’s dominoes at 10 a.m., and they fold newspapers in the afternoon. On Tuesdays now are card games in the afternoon (most notably, pinochle). For Thursdays, the center hosts a crafter’s group at 10 a.m., and bingo follows lunch in the afternoons. On Wednesdays and Fridays, of course, there is the free Nutritional Lunch, as cooked by Catholic Community Services. The rest of the week now has some yummy lunches, too. If you are interested in learning about all the events or just want to know what’s on the menu, please contact the center at 785-4325.
Then, as always, the Winlock Timberland Library is plenty busy this week. On Friday, August 9th, the library will be hosting Secrets of the Underground at 2 p.m. Teenagers are invited to explore various codes, methods of sending secret messages, and how to remain hidden in plain sight. This event is part of Summer Reading. For more information on this or future events, please contact the library at 785-3461.
Then, I’d like to end this week’s column on a long-overdue note. Our hearts and most especially our prayers go out to Donna Zwiefelhofer for the loss of her husband Walt. In addition to being a fixture in the Winlock community, Walt was a World War II veteran, a father, and a loving husband to Donna for 64 years. He passed away at his home in Winlock on July 23rd due to complications from cancer. He was 91. You will be missed, Walt.