Valley loses longtime resident Dale Abbott |

Valley loses longtime resident Dale Abbott

Sadly, one day after his 96th birthday, Dale Abbott passed away in Coupevillle, Wash. He had been living there with his son, Ed, since 2011, but was still a local in the community’s heart. A service was held at his gravesite in Coleville on May 4 and touched many. Dale had been a very active part of the Valley in his support of our residents and will be missed.

New Walker Transfer Station hours

The Walker Transfer Station (the dump to some) has changed their yearly schedule to simplify our usage. Instead of changing the hours of operation between winter and summer times, they will now be open all year on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.. I have also been advised that they have eliminated charges for manure dumping as well as extending the dumping of wood waste at no charge for the entire year. To leave the wood waste, you need to contact the local fire department to get a Wood Waste Waiver.

Memorial Day Book & Bake Sale

Saturday, May 25, the Antelope Valley Friends of the Library will again be holding this enjoyable sale of good books and homemade baked goods. They’ll have pies, cookies and more for you to take advantage of. The sale will be held at the Walker Mini Mall, starting at 9 a.m.

This and that

I haven’t heard of anyone in the area hitting the big Power Ball numbers, but I hope we’re all trying. Both the Walker General Store and the Walker Country Store can sell you the possible winner. It’d be great to see a local win a good prize.

The Antelope Valley Fire Department will be holding a tri-tip dinner and no host bar June 14 at the firehouse on Larson Lane. As a real bonus, music will be provided by Nighthawk, and there’ll be a barn dance to enjoy, as well as raffle prizes and a silent auction. I’ll remind you again a little closer to the date, with some more information.

Happy Mother’s Day to all moms.

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