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For July 2014

North Valley Brain Injury Support for Lincoln County is sponsoring donations for: Sheila  Higgins

Her death is a tragic loss for her family and the community. Not only has the family lost Sheila-the debt is now pouring in and overwhelming.                                                                                                                Sheila sponsored many benefits over the years for her community members. She also was a supporter of the non-profit NVSG, the brain injury support group. Now Sheila and her family needs our support and help. Donate now! You may donate with a credit card here at Home page.

July 5th   2014

North Valley is thankful for the table space donated by the Yaak Mercantile and Tavern to kick off this important fund raiser at their Annual Independence Day Celebration on such short notice. Thank you! NVSG volunteers will be available to accept donations at a table with the banner: North Valley Support Group.

Services for Sheila will be July 26th at Roosevelt Park in Troy.

Any questions call a volunteer at NVSG. Home page.



Planting Seeds



© Planting seeds in the spring and watching them grow by nurturing them with water and sunshine can be a great experience. I love the flowers and in the Yaak we have our seasons of wildflowers. Planting seeds of positive thoughts and nurturing them with love and understanding can make a change in someones life.


Ice-Winter Awareness

Fri, Jan 3, 2014

Response to a friends letter by L’aura

On the radio today accidents all over and in Canada across the border too.Hwy 93 is closed. I use these gator clip on that fit over my boot or shoes to walk outside. You can get them at a hardware or sporting goods store. It is so icy here also. This is in my prediction what most of this winter will be like.
Rain on snow is ice and can be deceiving looking on roads.This is the type of conditions where persons sustain brain injuries from falls on ice or ice from roofs coming off. Or just slipping,jarring the neck or head back and forth can cause the brain to hit against the skull causing brain bruising. Please my friend be careful! Sorry this happened today! as always L’aura

Subject: pure sheet of ice
From friend:

I know ice, and I know driving on ice and black ice, but driving today was the scariest experience I have ever had. Driving home today was horrendous. As I neared my road I slowed from 40 to 20 just to make a left turn. I gently hit the brakes, and they pumped, and pumped (on their own) and pumped, until I was 50 feet past the turn. Now these roads have nothing on them, no ice or snow. Just what appears to be damp pavement. I finally stopped moving after the 50 feet by pulling over into the ditch. So I figure, I will walk to the post box and put an out going letter in for tomorrow. I step out of the vehicle, both feet instantly go out from under me, and I am on my ass, in the middle of the south bound lane. I grab the door handle and slip and slide back into the truck. I make it home only because my road is gravel with snow and ice. Holy shit, I hit so hard, my teeth slammed together, and I have had a 3 hour headache from the impact. Tonight we are going to have a high wind chill factor -40. Holy Shit