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Page 8 I Indian Valley & Mesa News Wednesday, October 17, 2012 The Adams County Record iS a keeper By LynnLeatherman -- 739-5756 Pat and Martha Ball enjoyed having visitors this week on the Mesa. Daughter, Irene, and four of the grandchildren came to visit from Kuna on Monday. The kids had a few days off from school, so what bet- ter place to be than on the ranch with Grandma and Grandpa. While the older ones enjoyed helping out with chores and feeding the livestock, Grandma and Grandpa got a real kick out the youngest who is about a month old. Over the week- end, son, Bernie, came with his two sons and a long time friend. How would you like to win $150 dollars? Well, it could be you, and it could be soon! The Indian Valley Craft Fair is just around the Corner, and as the weather turns, thoughts are turning to holiday gifts, and a great place to find them is at the annual craft fair. Always the first Saturday of November, crafters from all over the region come with their unique handmade items at reasonable pricing. Be sure to mark your calendar now for a day to treat yourself to some fun, find great gifts, enjoy a great lunch and visit with many friends. Oh, and the prize for the annual raffle is a $150 U.S. Bank gift card. You can purchase tickets early at the US Bank in Cambridge or at Kaye York's Gallery. You need not be present to win. Another mark on your calendar is for an open house and potluck lun- cheon to be held at the American Legion Hall in Council on Sunday, October 28th. The reason is to celebrate the 90th birth- day of Lila Coates. So bring a salad or hot dish and come join the fun. There will be lots of cake and ice cream to enjoy. Your pres- ence at this wonderful event is enough, so pleaseno gifts. Jill Doughton was count- ing down the minutes for hubby, Jack, to return home on Monday. Jack took a trip to Salem, OR, this past week to help his Dad move to a different home. Jackie Dowdy always leaves my mouth watering when we talk, and this week was no different. She was in the middle of making apple butter, a true sign of fall for me. That and a wonder- ful discussion about making tamales left me hungry for the rest of the day. John and Della Haberle made it over to visit with Don and lackie during the week and meet their new- est neighbor, Rowdy Dowdy. Rowdy is the new pup that Don and Jackie have, and Delle said he was definitely a keeper. Larry Boehm and Bev Galloway enjoyed attend- ing the Smoke Jumpers breakfast in McCall on Wednesday morn- ing. On Thursday it was off to Fruitland for a doc- tor appointment for Bey. Friday, they headed down to Payette to watch grand- son Andrew Galloway's high school football game against Parma. Sunday, Larry and friend, Paul Riley, were back up on the moun- tain to do some fall fence mending. Jim and Patty Shaw had a great week. Starting on Wednesday, they enjoyed a wonderful lunch and then a nice relaxing soak at Mundo Hot Springs in Cambridge. Friday, they headed to Ontario for a day of shopping, reward- ing themselves with a nice lunch at The Golden Horse Restaurant in Weiser. Saturday, they attended the memorial service for Jim Hartley in Indian Valley. Sunday, they enjoyed vis- iting with friends after church at the potluck held in honor of it being minis- ter appreciation week. Judy Green had a won- derful time when her good friend, Sue Platt of Cambridge, came to visit on Thursday. The girls enjoyed a nice lunch at-Lakey's Caf~ and then went back to Judy's home to watch a movie called "War Horse." They only made it about half way through the movie before Sue had to leave, so now they have a good reason for another girl's day. I was happy to catch up with Joan Lakey this week. Joan is still working on get- ring her ankle back to 100 percent, but she is enjoying going out on short walks and not having to be braced all the time. Daughter Julie Harvey is also still working on her recovery. Well wish- es, hugs and lots of prayers for continued strength and recovery are sent to you both. Robin Juica had her "new- est" windshield installed by Bauer's Auto Glass On Thursday. She decided to be smart this weekend and stay home, and not brave the roads or tempt the deer and rocks. She and Celestino were able to get their hay covered before the first rain, and spent the remainder of the weekend chopping wood and prepar- ing for the upcoming winter. Ron and Janet Meyer are enjoying having their son, Charlie of Ukiah, OR, home visiting for a few days. Janet was especially happy to say that she has canned her last batch of salsa for the year, but in the background I could faintly hear Ron's chuckle of "You only think that was the last batch7 Cambridge Senior Chatter atient vs. .elf by ]anice Vuich Cawyer- 257-3358 My husbands' daughter, Gaff, was here this past week. It was so good to see her, as she hasn't been here in quite a while. Happy but tired. That is where I'm at today. Yesterday Gaff and I went for a walk on the trail. We were enjoying the beautiful day and scenery, and somehow it just didn't seem that far. Of course the going was all down hill, but coming back to the starting point was challenging. I made it though, 4 miles in total. I felt really good at having accomplished the hike, but today I have no energy - or at least not much, Gaff I suspect, was probably just getting warmed up. I attribute the success of finishing the walk to our morning exercise class here at the center. I would encourage all of you that are so inclined to join us. It's not magic, and you won't see results over night, but you will find that you have more energy and life vigor. And, when you are challenged you can exert the physical energy to finish - happy and tired. Come join us. We meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at 9:00 AM. Today, Monday, October 15th is the first day of Medicare enrollment. The entire enrollment period last's until December 7th 2012. It's the one time during the year that you can make changes to your Medicare insurance plans: Medicare Supplemental ,Medigap" plans, Medicare Advantage or Part D prescription plans~ We will be having a Medicare enrollment fair here at the senior center on Friday, November 16th from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM. You will need to call 1-800-247-4422 to set up an appointment with Colleen Van Winlde. I encourage each of you to review what your current policy coverage is and compare it with other plans to see if you are getting the best deal for you as not all plans are equal. I am also a volunteer for SHIBA (senior health insurance benefits advisors) and can also help you to look up information on line so you can make an informed decision, just give me a call at the senior center before the ending date of December 7th and I will get you set up with an appointment. If you are a member of AARP, be sure to read the "Your Money" section entitled "Being Observed." I spoke about this problem several months ago when I first heard about it, but this article really gets into some of the nitty grittyversa at any time. 2) If about how the system you are in observation, has been working. A ask the hospital doctor Consumer Advocate group to reconsider your case "The Center for Medicare or refer it to the hospital Advocacy" fled a class committee that decides action law suit against the status. 3) Ask your own U.S. Department of Health doctor if"observation status and Human Services is justified, if not ask him or alleging that the "practice her to call the hospital to of putting patients in discuss why you should be observation denies them admitted. Make sure your coverage for post hospital doctor understands how rehab therapy, so they must observation could affect either pay the facility's full you fihancially. 4) If after cost - more than $30,000 discharge you need rehab, for two plaintiffs - or forgo but learn that Medicare treatment." won't cover your rehab, If you find yourself ask your doctor whether having to go into the you qualify for similar care hospital, the article through Medicare's home recommends that, until health care benefit. And 5) this mess is straightened If you go to a rehab facility out (my words), that you and have to pay for it do the following: 1) Ask yourself, you can formally about your status each day appeal Medicare's decision. you are in the hospital. It We always think this will can change from inpatient "never happen to me7 but to observation or vice its happening to hundreds of seniors around the nation, so as the Boy Scouts always say Be Prepared! Our Bring a friend a dinner was a success and we actually gained some new members; Welcome to Hanne Anderson, Marilyn and Don Billings, and Lorraine and Gary Farrens. We had two other guests that are intending to join, but I haven't gotten their registrations back as yet. There is more that I want to tell you, but I think it will have to wait until next week as I have probably gone over my column quota for this week. October's dates to remember are October 22 -- our foot clinic; October 24 -- our blood pressure clinic and October 25 -- the Food Pantry. Until next time, be well and happy! "Like you, I love living in this area. Having a full- time dental practice with locations in Council and Cambridge means convenient to see the dentist on any weekday right where you live @ Doctor of Dental Sutg~y @ Advanced Education m General Densitrv Post Doctorate Residency . " Q Adiunct Faculty at Idaho State Universiq, AEG Dental Residency @ Licensed in I.M / Oral S&tafion Fult-'Iime Practice ser~Sng Council and Cambridge since 2002 Monte R. EpPich D.D.' Pharmacy Technician CHILDREN! Ckeck i.t oat!! Inside Adams County Health Center 205 N. Berkley, Council 208-253-4957 Monday Thursday 9am to 6pm Friday 9am to 5pm Closed for lunch from I