Ladies Holiday Luncheon

Ladies Holiday Luncheon Saturday  December 2, 2017

Such a wonderful community tradition, the men of our community cook and as the fellas put it are also the table slaves  😉 … making all us ladies feel like queens for the day.

So fun and thank you in advance for the great day!!

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Structure fire on Rocky Point Road

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Early morning structure fire in Rocky Point on September 11, 2016.  The structure was fully englufed  when our firefighters arrived on scene.  With mutual aid help from Fire District 4 and Chiloquin Fire District, the homes around the fire were protected and the fire was extinguished.  ODF firefighters were also on scene in the case the fire spread.  Kudos to Chief Glenn, who was first on scene, all Rocky point volunteers involved.  Thank you   Chiloquin and District 4 firefighters assistance.   Thank you also to the neighbors who provided the firefighters with hot coffee and food.  Thank you to all Rocky Pointers for your continuing support of the Rocky Point Fire and EMS. It is much appreciated.

Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program

Help Rocky Point Fire and E.M.S receive quarterly cash donations from Fred Meyer.
Rocky Point Fire and E.M.S is now registered as a Fred Meyer Community Rewards partner.
Here is how the program works.
1. Fred Meyer shoppers with rewards cards sign up online for a Fred Meyer account(if you don’t already have one) at Fred Meyer Community Rewards.com
2. Click on Re-enroll or Link my card now
3. Select Your Organization- in the search box enter 90570 or Rocky Point Fire and E.M.S
4. Click Enroll to complete your enrollment.
This process takes little time and costs you nothing. You will still receive your rewards points as always. Once your card is linked to the program, every time you shop and use your rewards cards, you will be helping Rocky Point Fire and E.M.S. To verify that your card has been linked, check the bottom of your receipt – it will name the organization that you are supporting. Have questions or need help, contact: Deb Hill 971-235 0926.

To the POINT – March 2016

Thank you to everyone that made the Soup supper and Bingo today so much fun !!   If you missed this fun day you won’t want to miss the Pancake breakfast we’ll hold in June.  Watch for the dates and don’t forget the ever fun BBQ Summer Festival in July, we are looking for helpers … Please give Judy 541 892 9202 or Julie Black 541 356 2250 if you’d like to help.  Thanks again for the fun Soup/Bingo day today !!

Click the link below for our wonderful community news paper

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To the POINT – February 2016

Click on link below for the pdf of the monthly POINT.  If you would like to see both the link and point in text here, please let us know.  Also give us input on things you’d like to see.

To the POINT February 2016

Fun February fact

Why are there 28 days in February?

According to a popular legend, July was named after Julius Caesar and hence it had 31 days. Later, when Augustus Caesar took over the Roman Empire, he wanted August, the month named after him, to have 31 days as well. Hence, the two extra days were taken from February, which was then left with 28 days.

To the POINT – January 2016

ROCKY POINT FIRE/EMS BOARD
All five Board members, clerk, and 5 guests attended the December meeting. Minutes for November were approved, and Sandy began addressing financial matters.
She researched options for purchasing a prepaid credit card to be used for volunteer training meals with funds generated from the bottle return program. Necessary papers for changing the BBQ bank account signature are in hand. She clarified the tax levy should other properties be annexed and explained the quarterly payroll taxes. All financials were approved.
Board president gave a progress report on the new web site, summarized the first BBQ meeting, gave status of 501 C 3, and announced the SDIS Water Intrusion Grant application has been submitted.
New business began with a proposed addendum to the reimbursement policy, stemming from concerns over financial compensation for a Board member. One position was that reimbursement should be only for travel and training; any other time spent on department matters should be completely voluntary. Another acknowledged that while the practice might be legal, it doesn’t pass the ethics or morals test to pay any Board members for what they do. At the very least, it should be voted on by the entire board. President defended the practice by understanding the concerns but maintaining compensation has been for work above and beyond what would be considered normal in order to bring the district into compliance. The Board tabled the matter.
They approved a revised BBQ Policy and changed signatories on the BBQ bank account.
The Board moved into executive session to conduct the Fire Chief’s annual review. When they reconvened, they approved the employment agreement of a monthly fire chief compensation package of $2400, which includes payroll taxes, for the upcoming year.
Fire Chief reported that the department has been responding to lots of calls, resulting in our continuing to receive monies from EF Recovery and FireMed. A power spike during a power outage resulted in damage to some of our electric equipment, requiring repair by a licensed electrician. The 4 breathing apparatus have been tested and are in compliance. Ladder testing is next on the list.
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You’re welcome at any of the meetings the 3rd Wednesday, 4 PM, of each month. Meeting agenda is posted on the kiosk prior to each meeting. Minutes are posted at the fire hall kiosk, and complete meeting notes are available upon request at 541 205-4934 or on the website, http://www.rpfire.com. This Institution is an equal opportunity provider.
FYI
Our own fire department is equipped with a huge generator, as well as emergency supplies for anybody who needs help. That means if your power goes out, you have a place to stay warm, sleep, and eat. Keep the new number (541 205-4934) in a convenient place and call it if you need help. This is especially important for any of our patrons who might need electricity during a power outage to operate life-supporting equipment.
Visit the Edward Jones Office, 1307 Alameda, Suite B and check out Eric Dillenberger’s featured art exhibit, on display through January.

RUNNIN’ AROUND
Unfortunately, this segment is much shorter than the two more depressing ones that follow. But the Hedges decided Dan’s hip was in such good shape that they would spend Christmas with their 2 little granddaughters in California. Jan Doss traveled south also, spending the holiday with her daughter and family, before coming back to Rocky Point to continue packing her belongings for the permanent move.

GENERAL HOSPITAL

Gina Danforth almost healed from complex hand surgery, only to face the same procedure on the other hand. It seems like she’s able to get more done with crippled hands than the rest of us are with all our parts in operation. Odessa Store’s Camille also recovered nicely from a scheduled surgery in early December.
Gordon Veitch didn’t schedule his hospital visit, but he too is recovering from an emergency trip. Judy Anderson ended up in the hospital, following a doctor visit. Hopefully the partial hip replacement relieves the pain and has her ready for the spring gardening she loves.
CONDOLENCES
Sympathies to Ruth and lots of old friends, following the death of Fred Koehler.
LOCAL BUSINESS NEWS
George’s recommendation to “Think Snow!” must have worked, because we certainly did get some. That means Lake of the Woods and Fish Lake are literally winter wonderlands, with lots of opportunity for snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and maybe even some ice fishing. Of course you could just head up the hill and enjoy the beauty and be thankful for the snowpack we haven’t seen in way too many years. Both facilities are available for snow play anytime, but weekends offer great food at the Marina Grill (1st weekend of the month prime rib specials) or Fish Lake Café, while you just look out the window at the white stuff.
Harriman Springs Resort is equally gorgeous, offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner Wednesday through Sunday.
Forget traveling all the way to one town or another on icy roads for your supplies. Scott and Camille at Odessa Market have just about anything you could need, with the added benefit of discount fuel the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. If they don’t carry something you use regularly, tell them. They’re eager to support the local needs however they can.

FROM THE READERS
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NEED EGGS?
Holly & Andy, 707 354-1254
Or
Helen & Edwin, 707 953-3391
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NEED A CLEAN HOUSE?
Call Donna
541 591-2191
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NEED MORE HELP?
Sean Voelker will do miscellaneous jobs
541 591-9389
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SNOW?
Call Mike for winter snowplowing.
541 356-2105
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Storage units for rent
Mountain Lakes Storage
541 356-2400
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HISTORY OF ROCKY POINT
New printing available
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FROM THE WRITERS
A number of glitches continue to collide in our efforts to meet the targeted 1st of the month newsletter publication. Apologies again, but we’re getting closer to it all being back to normal.
For anybody interested in accessing this newsletter electronically, Judy is redesigning the fire department’s web page and will be posting it as part of the information about the community. Be patient as she continues to work on this project that almost everybody else avoided.

A WORD ABOUT SNOW
It’s been a long time since most of us have seen this much snow, and some of our newbies have never seen their roads and yards piled high. In dealing with the challenge, everyone should be reminded of a few Rocky Point realities:

1. With the exception of HWY 140, Rocky Point Road, Westside Road, Pelican Butte Road, and Varney Creek Road, all local access roadways are classed as public roads, meaning they are user maintained, which includes snow removal. No matter how many calls you make to ODOT, the county, or the Forest Service, they aren’t going to plow a road that isn’t theirs;
2. Large snow plows and graders can’t stop and clean out your driveway entrance. The loss of momentum would prevent then from effectively clearing roadways and the time spent would delay road clearing, which is their job. Reshoveling those berms is part of the price of living in paradise;
3. Be very kind to whoever is plowing for you. Snowplowing is a thankless, equipment-busting, expensive task;
4. Get the snow off of your roof. Snow is heavy, especially if it’s combined with rain or confined melting, and flat roofs as on manufactured homes often aren’t designed for this kind of weight;
5. Continue to check on and help one another, a common practice for the amazing people in this community.

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