Our own Shirley Jones passed away on Sept. 3 of natural causes. Her life was filled with blessings. Her marriage to Oran Jones lasted for 62 years until his death several years ago, and they are survived by two children; Robert Jones and Patricia Driver, of Olympia. Our hearts go out to them as well as all of Shirley’s grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends that were left behind. You will be missed, Shirley.
Also, we lost former resident Beverly Townsend Sept. 11. She died due to complications from a recent heart attack and stroke. Prayers go out to all of her family, but particularly long-time member of the Winlock community Lisa Townsend. Bev was 91 years old and had lost her husband Newt, of nearly 72 years, just last year. We are sorry to lose you, Bev.
Winlock’s United Methodist Church will be hosting an all-district luncheon Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Luncheon will be served at noon, and all of the United Methodist women who wish to join are welcome. It costs $10 at the door. Please contact Jo Hepner at (360) 785-4248 to reserve your seat!
The Winlock Timberland Library will be hosting Junior PageTurners on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Children grades 1 through 3 are invited to enjoy games, snacks, a craft, and a discussion over this month’s featured book, "Home Run: The Story of Babe Ruth" by Robert Burleigh. The Teen Book Club will be meeting Friday at 3:30 p.m. This month’s title is "Seraphina" by Rachel Hartman.
Also, with the arrival of fall, the library’s weekly Family Story Time is back! My niece Marigold is particularly excited about it. Every Friday at 10:30 a.m., children aged 6 or younger are welcome to join in a program of stories, rhymes, songs, and movement games.
And, whew, the library really is keeping busy this week. What Does Your Handwriting Say About You? is the event scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Teenagers and adults alike are invited to a study of handwriting analysis. You can discover personality traits in identifying strokes with certified graphoanalyst, Gloria Peach. For more information, please contact the library at (360) 785-3461.