More than Books!

Yesterday’s kick off of the Friends of the Library Used Book Sale was a big success, with people waiting at the door at 6:00.

When you come to the sale today or tomorrow, you’ll find more than books. There are tables of various items: dishes, plants, glassware, etc., for you to buy. There are raffles throughout the day – so come and stay awhile.

Hours today are 11 to 7 and tomorrow 11 to 3. The last hour on Saturday you can buy a bag of books for $5.

Lots of the books look brand new – what a great way to find presents for your favorite people!

Hope to see you there!

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This month’s auction item at the library is actually two baskets, to be bid on separately. They both contain two bottles of local wine as well as various chocolate items to go along the First Saturday’s theme of Wine ‘n Chocolate.

Money raised from the auction goes to fund the Friends of the Ridgefield Library’s many projects, including the new building. The baskets are displayed in the library, and bidding closes on Saturday, November 3. Put in your bid and enjoy some great goodies!

 It’s easy to donate to the library building fund. Make your check out to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library and mail it to PO Box 534, Ridgefield, WA 98642, or take it to the library. Contributions may be tax deductible.

If you want to be a Cornerstone member by donating $1000, the money can be paid in regular increments, but you do need to sign a form in order for the Treasurer to track payments. There are other levels of giving also. Each major donor will received recognition on a display at the new library. You can designate your donation be used only for the building fund if you like.

Back a Spudder!

Kellen Bringhurst of Ridgefield High School is running for the Fall Sports Prep Athlete of the Week sponsored by the Columbian newspaper. Every week the Columbian asks its readers to vote on their favorite prep athlete from six choices.

Let’s make Kellen a winner. His sport is golf, and he shot a 2-over-par 74 to win the 2AGSHL championship at Lewis River.

Vote for Kellen at www.columbian.com/poll. Vote ends at 8 pm Thursday.

Getting ready for the Book Sale

These people worked hard today moving books and getting ready for the Friends of the Ridgefield Library’s Used Book Sale. This is one of our big fund raisers and we’re hoping everyone in town comes to check out the 1,000’s of books and buy a batch.

Sale to members starts Thursday at 6 pm, with a reception and early bird sale, then continues Friday and Saturday, opening at 11 am and closing Friday at 7 pm and Saturday and 3 pm.

Not a member? Join at the sale – the dues are only $15 and are good thru 2019. Already a member? Re-up your membership and pay the current price – cost goes up in January.

Billy Griffith Memorial Campaign

Billy Griffith was struck by a vehicle and killed October 11, 2018.  Billy was a 2017 Ridgefield high school graduate who was attending school at the University of Washington.  A Memorial will be held October 20, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church in Hazel Dell.  A Go-Fund-Me Campaign has been set up in Billy Griffith’s name to help his family with funeral costs.  Please donate and keep Billy’s family in your prayers.   ~ Contributed by Pamela Lehto

Ridgefield Main Street Meeting

Please join the Ridgefield Main Street group Thursday, October 18 at 8:30 am to hear Mayor Don Stose update us on happenings and plans in the city.

Meeting is at the Sportsman’s Steakhouse and Saloon, 121 N Main Ave. Complimentary coffee is served, and breakfast is available.

Watercolor Class Starts October 30

Sample of student’s work

Unleash your creativity in a relaxed, positive atmosphere and watch your amazement grow as you create an original water color painting.

Our next series of watercolor classes start Tuesday, October 30 from 9 to 11 am at my home studio in downtown Ridgefield. Lots of individual instruction for a small group of students.

Cost is $60 for a series of six lessons. Call today to register – this class fills up quickly and is limited in size. 360-887-2160 or kathywinters179@gmail.com.

Thought for the Week

Sounds like Fun!

Interested in doing a marathon but not in one day? Join us for the inaugural Couch Potato Run organized by the Ridgefield High School cheer team. Run, walk, hike, jog and keep track of your miles. Then on Nov 10th at RHS come at noon to run your final 1.2 miles.

http://spudderactivities.weebly.com/cheer.html

Meet a Local Merchant

This is one of a series of articles about local stores.

John Rose Real Estate recently moved into downtown Ridgefield because John felt the time was right to bring a real estate office downtown. He grew up on a local dairy farm and takes great pride in servicing local people.

Rose Real Estate offers residential appraisal and real estate service with a focus on Ridgefield and North Clark County properties. There are two appraisers and five realtors working out of the office, and offer a free analysis of your property. Rose Realty is located at 414 Pioneer Avenue in the building shown above.

John is an active member of our community – he serves on the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce Board and is vice-commander of the Ridgefield American Legion Post 44.

If you would like your business profiled on FYI98642.com, give me a shout: kathywinters179@gmail.com. I’ll send you a form to fill out with the information you’d like included. There is no cost to this service.

City has Openings

The City of Ridgefield announces openings on several commissions: Planning Commission, Parks Board, Civil Service Commission, Safety Commission, and the Arts Commissions. If you are interested in volunteering in one of these groups, there’s more information on the city website, here.

Applications may be obtained by contacting City Clerk at 360-887-3557,

julie.ferriss@ci.ridgefield.wa.us or City Website www.ridgefieldwa.us.

Sale to Benefit Family Resource Center

Barb Blystone of The Mercantile store is having a Fall Sale and Cold Weather Clothing Drive to benefit the Ridgefield Family Resource Center on Friday and Saturday, October 12 and 13 from 10am to 5pm. Come out and pick up a gift for the upcoming holidays from her vast stock of creative and thoughtful items.

Bring a coat, hat or gloves for a local child, or donate money for the RFRC.

The sale is at her home, located across from the Carty section of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge at 28823 NW Main Ave in Ridgefield. There will be a sign near the driveway.

Details on Fall Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Ridgefield Library’s Fall Used Book Sale is coming up soon!

Here are the details:

Thursday (10/19) from 6 to 8 pm: Members-Only Appreciation Reception and Early Access to the sale. If you want to become a new member or are renewing your membership, fill out the membership form in advance or at the door. Membership prices are going up next year, but if you join or re-join before the end of the year you’ll pay this year’s lower price.

There will be delicious treats for you to savor while you browse the tables and shelves packed with books, two raffles for a free bag of books, and many great door prizes. The Reception is in the small room of the Community Center and the used book sale is in the large room.

Friday (10/20) from 11 am to 7 pm: The sale is open to members and the public. Anyone may still join the Friends! This year, we are having a “Marketplace” in the small room of the Community Center (where you will be paying for your purchases). You will find a variety of A+ gift items for that special “someone” for the holidays (or any day).

Saturday (10/21) from 11 am to 3: pm: Same as Friday, only the hours are shorter. There may be a special sale the last hour. You’ll have to come on down to find out!

As always, we appreciate everyone who comes along and buys “merch” that helps fund our current library and goes towards the building project for our new library.

We also are in need of helping hands to set up before, staff, and clean up after this major event. If you have even an hour or two and feel like making a difference in your community, please contact Jeanne at (360) 887-2579 or jeanne.androvich@mindspring.com

Hallowe’en Hall

Family fun Halloween Hall is back for its 3rd year! There will be pirates, ghosts, witches, a straw bale maze, Dance Fusion “thriller” performances plus games and a special contest for those brave enough to enter the HALL! Admission is $5 at the door. Wear your Halloween Costume. Also on Friday, October 19th a VW Club will join us starting at 5 pm for a ‘Trunk or Treat’. Come join the fun.

Thought for the Week

“The one thing you can’t take away from me is the way I choose to respond to what you do to me. The last of one’s freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given circumstance.”
                                        ~Viktor E. Frankl

Viktor Emil Frankl (26 March 1905 – 2 September 1997) was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist as well as a Holocaust survivor. Frankl was the founder of logotherapy, which is a form of existential analysis, the “Third Viennese School of Psychotherapy”. His best-selling book, Man’s Search for Meaning,  chronicles his experiences as a concentration camp inmate, which led him to discover the importance of finding meaning in all forms of existence, even the most brutal ones, and thus, a reason to continue living. Frankl became one of the key figures in existentitherapy and a prominent source of inspiration for humanistic psychologists.