Senior center meals on hold?

I've been advised that the Walker Senior Center meal service, both at the center and the home deliveries, will tentatively be closed for the week of June 26 through June 30. To confirm this closure, call the senior center at 495-2323. Since this affects many people, if you know someone who depends on these meals, please be sure they have another source of food during that time.

Community help day at Mountain Gate Park

A project has started to renovate and restore Mountain Gate Park, 1 mile south of Walker, where the "Welcome to Antelope Valley" sign is located. It is going to become a beautiful day-use area for picnicking and use of the river, and it will be an impressive gateway to our Valley. The first step was to fell and remove the standing dead trees. This is now mostly done, and we can start the second step, which is cleanup and removal of debris on the ground. The burnable items will be put into piles in designated areas for the Antelope Valley Fire Department to burn. The non-burnable items will be loaded to be taken to the dump. We will have tractors there to haul the debris to the piles after we load them. As you can imagine, the more people helping, the easier the job will be. Please talk to your friends and make Saturday, July 8, a fun and useful day by helping with this project for our community. There will be a barbecue lunch for those who participate, compliments of the Antelope Valley Lions Club and RPAC. You only need to bring garden tools (rake, etc.), gloves, your choice of soft drinks (we will provide water), and a chair. Please - no small children, pets or alcohol. We'll start at 8 a.m. and work until around 4 p.m. We'll look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones there.

Antelope Valley Lions

Our very hard-working local service group held the installation of new officers June 15. They are: President- Dave Murray, 1st Vice President- Dave Newman, Secretary- Al Lapp, Treasurer- John Elliott. The Lion of the Year award was presented to Lee Sims for his many volunteer efforts throughout the community. Congratulations to all.

Coleville High School Boosters

The Boosters are again having their annual fundraising projects from July 1 through July 4 in Bridgeport. These will include a 5 mile run and 3 mile walk (registration can be done on their Web site, mud volleyball (a big hit last year), and a raffle for a new ATV. Tickets for the raffle are $10 each and can be bought at various locations in Walker or at the Boosters booth in Bridgeport during that weekend. The Boosters do these fundraisers to support school sports and scholarships for athletic and academic achievement. This is a fun way to help them reach their goal.

This and that

n You may already be aware, but it is worth repeating, that the Med Direct Urgent Care facility at Holbrook Junction has closed, due to lack of business. Hopefully, that means that we are all staying pretty healthy. The nearest such clinic is now in Topaz Ranch Estates.

n On June 11, the Coleville High baseball and softball players played a fundraising slow-pitch softball game against the Sheriff's Department, employees and their family members, sponsored by the Boosters. The donation was $10 for both the game and another fine barbecue by the Lions Club. It was a great afternoon to be at a ball game, no matter what the score.

n At the Coleville Middle School graduation on June 13, a new trophy case was re-dedicated (as the previous case had been) to the memory of Julienne Toews, the daughter of local resident Frances Rich. Julienne lost her life as the result of tragic bus crash in 1974.

n The school would like to thank everyone who pledged money for their walk-a-thon on June 9. They were able to raise funds to add to their teaching resources.

n The vaccination and licensing clinic for our pets drew a very large crowd on June 17. Hopefully you were one of those who saved money by participating in it. Remember, dog license renewals must be postmarked no later than June 30 to avoid a $20 late fee.

n Lynne Katusich can be reached at or (530) 495-2552.


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