June 2-3 Relay for Life
Oak Grove High School
Visit our "Ladies of the Night"
June 10 Coffee at Dee's
RSVP by June 9
June 15 Hula Lesson/Meeting
July 9 American River Raft Trip
RSVP Janis by July 5
July 29-August 6 Pinecrest
1st Ed Ryan
2nd Sally Brooks-Schulke
14th Jeffrey Caso
25th Kevin Ballard
29th Andreas Tsafos
30th David Ryan
June Meeting Comeonawanna Hula!
6/15/2000 7:00 PM ~ 9:00 PM RUTH'S HOUSE 489 Paseo Refugio
(680 No. to Calaveras (237). West to Hillview, make a right. Left on
Hula Demonstration and Lesson! Wear comfortable clothes.
Ruth will be pouring Pina Coladas but if you want food..bring pupus
(Ruth says, "Unfortunately I don't do food.")
"Tiny Bubbles....in the wine. Make me feel happy....."
Ladies of the Night
The "Las Madres Ladies of the Night" will be doing the Walk for Cancer
this weekend, June 2nd and 3rd at Oak Grove High School. We will
be setting up our tent around 4:00 and the first lap around the track will
be at 7:00. The luminary ceremony will be around 9:00. We will
be walking until noon on Saturday. We would love to have any of you
join us even for a few laps or just to visit. Our tent will be located
near the 50 yard line on the left side of the field as you walk in the
gate. We really appreciate everyone who helped with donations. Our team
collected close to $2,500 and some donations are still arriving.
Coffee at Dee's Instead of meeting at Starbuck's on Saturday, June 10, head up to Dee's between 9 and 12
and enjoy the view from her garden while sipping and gabbing.
(Walking up the hill is optional HEE HEE). Dee will provide
the coffee and goodies. Please R.S.V.P. by Friday, June 9 so she'll
have an idea of how many to expect.
Happy 25th Anniversay Congratulations to Betty and Rob Verhoeven who will celebrating 25
years of wedded bliss on the 6th.
Get Well Wishes to.... Kurt Roessler who is recovering from surgery to his right
wish him a speedy recovery! (If anyone sees him doing something
not supposed to be doing in the next 3 1/2 weeks please remind him!
Raft Trip Info.....from Janis "The American River raft trip is scheduled for Sunday July 9th.
The cost for the rafts is $82.00 for 10 man rafts the will hold 8 comfortably.
I will need to know if people are going by July 5th. No deposit is
necessary. People will need to be at the raft rental no later than
10:30 a.m. on the
9th. American River Raft Rentals is located at 11257 S. Bridge
Street in Rancho Cordova, near Sacramento. They have a website at www.raftrentals.com.
which probably has a map of how to get there and other info. Any
questions, get a hold of me."
The Graduates Will Be Going.......
Jennifer Butler will be attending St. Mary's in Moroga majoring in Communications.
Jeff Hennig and Lauren Grady will both be attending Chico State University.
David Ryan has decided to take a year off to attend the University of
Life. :) He has been planning a couple of road trips during this summer
with his friends, one to include Canada.
Brian Miller will be attending Oregon State
University in Corvallis, Oregon, majoring in computer science. He
recieved their $6,000/yr Presidential Scholarship, $1,000/yr
Engineering Dept. Scholarship, and a $2,500/yr scholarship from
Kid's Korner Jacob Verhoeven has enlisted in the US Navy and
is at Great Lakes finishing his training program
in July and will be assigned a new location then. He is in the hospital
Jennifer Butler qualified and participated in the
Coca-Cola bowling tournament to the State Finals.
Brian Miller is Oregon state's chess champion
for the high school division, he will be going to Minneapolis August
7-11 to compete in the Nationals. Just a few weeks ago he passed his
Eagle Scout Board of Review.
TIPS FOR A LIFETIME (for the "Betty Crockers")
1. Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent
ice cream drips.
2. Use a meat baster to "squeeze" your pancake batter onto the hot
griddle.... perfect shaped pancakes every time.
3. To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the
bag with the potatoes.
4. To prevent egg shells from cracking, add a pinch of salt to the
water before hard-boiling.
5. Run your hands under cold water before pressing Rice Krispies
in the pan the marshmallow won't stick to your fingers.
6. To get the most juice out of fresh lemons, bring them to room
temperature and roll them under your palm against the kitchen counter
7. To easily remove burnt-on food from your skillet, simply add a drop
or two of water to cover bottom of pan, and bring to a boil on stovetop
- skillet will be much easier to clean.
8. Spray your Tupperware with nonstick cooking spray before pouring
in tomato-based sauces - no more stains.
9. When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking pan,
use a bit of the dry cake mix instead - no white mess on the outside
of the cake.
10. If you accidentally over-salt a dish while it's still cooking,
drop in a peeled potato it absorbs the excess salt for an instant
"fix me up".
11. Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator
- it will keep for weeks.
12. Brush beaten egg white over pie crust before baking to yield
a beautiful glossy finish.
13. Place a slice of apple in hardened brown sugar to soften it backup.
14. When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help
bring out the corn's natural sweetness.
15. To determine whether an egg is fresh, immerse it in a pan
of cool, salted water. If it sinks, it is fresh - if it rises to
the surface, throw it away.
16. Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half and rub it
on your forehead. The throbbing will go away. (I don't understand...how
does rubbing a lime on my forehead make Snookums leave???)
17. Don't throw out all that leftover wine: Freeze into ice cubes for
future use in casseroles and sauces.
18. If you have a problem opening jars: Try using latex dishwashing
gloves. They give a non-slip grip that makes opening jars easy.
19. Potatoes will take food stains off your fingers. Just slice and
rub raw potato on the stains and rinse with water.
20. To get rid of itch from mosquito bite: try applying soap on the
area, instant relief.
21. Ants, ants, ants everywhere... Well, they are said to never cross
a chalk line. So get your chalk out and draw a line on the floor or wherever
ants tend to march - see for yourself. (I've got a hint for killing
them - mix some Boraxo (dry) with some sugar - and pour this dry mixture
see ants...they eat the sugar and the boraxo will kill them).
22. Use air-freshener to clean mirrors: It does a good job and better
still, leaves a lovely smell to the shine.
23. When you get a splinter, reach for the scotch tape before resorting
to tweezers or a needle. Simply put the scotch tape over the splinter,
then pull it off. Scotch tape removes most splinters painlessly and
24. NOW Look what you can do with Alka Seltzer:
Clean a toilet - drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets, wait twenty minutes,
brush and flush. The citric acid and effervescent action clean vitreous
Clean a vase - to remove a stain from the bottom of a glass vase or
cruet, fill with water and drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets.
Polish jewelry - drop two Alka-Seltzer tablets into a glass of water
and immerse the jewelry for two minutes.
Clean a thermos bottle - fill the bottle with water, drop in four Alka-Seltzer
tablets, and let soak for an hour or longer, if necessary.
Unclog a drain - clear the sink drain by dropping three Alka-Seltzer
tablets down the drain followed by a cup of Heinz White Vinegar. Wait a
few minutes, then run the hot water.
(Gee, don't all of the above helpful ideas for use of Alka-Seltzer
make you just a tad leery about what those suckers are doing to your insides
when you ingest them??!!)
How many women with PMS does it take to change a light bulb?
And do you know WHY it only takes ONE? Because no one else
in this house knows HOW to change a light bulb. They don't even know
the bulb is BURNED OUT. They would sit in this house in the dark
for THREE DAYS before they figured it OUT. And once they figured
it out they wouldn't be able to find the light bulbs despite the fact that
they've been in the SAME CUPBOARD for the past SEVENTEEN YEARS.
But if they did, by some miracle, find the light bulbs, TWO DAYS LATER
the chair that they dragged from two rooms over to stand on to change the
STUPID light bulb would STILL BE IN THE SAME SPOT!!!!!
AND UNDERNEATH IT WOULD BE THE CRUMPLED WRAPPER THE STUPID LIGHT BULBS
CAME IN. WHY??? BECAUSE NO ONE IN THIS HOUSE EVER CARRIES
OUT THE GARBAGE!!!! IT'S A WONDER WE HAVEN'T ALL SUFFOCATED FROM
THE PILES OF GARBAGE 12 FEET DEEP THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE HOUSE. THE
HOUSE!! THE HOUSE!!! IT WOULD TAKE AN ARMY TO CLEAN THIS...