May 22, 2018

This feels like the end of the 358-Exchange.  Between Facebook, Anne’s  group emails (I do appreciate reminder emails) and the Valley Voice, looks like this has become redundant.  I don’t know how to make that decision but this looks to me like it has been made for me.  I could offer to help people by posting their ads on facebook if they can’t do it.  It’s a really hard call for me but I think this is it folks.  When I started, had a distribution of 500 copies.  Posting it online cut that, probably by 100.  Then there was the shutting down of the Hardware store, then Mountainberry, and now less than 150 copies go out.  Endings, though inevitable, are usually sad.  So it’s a sad thing but I think its time.  I have some money in the bank that I consider belongs to the village so if any non-profits out there need a small hit of cash for something, talk to me about it.  It has been the perfect kind of volunteer job for me – simple, solitary and doing it at home.

For Sale:  1. Karrite Explorer car top cargo box, 2. Thule car top load bars, 3. Thule ski rack, and Thule bike rack. Asking $75.00 for each item. Open to offers. Phone 250-358-7181

Canning jars. Mix of small & large mouth, some have screw bands. Kerr, Mason, BerNARdin. $1.00 per dozen . Bring your own bags or box. Cash only call Maria Fox  250 265-9055.

 DRIVING TO Kelowna Morning of May 31st, returning morning of June 1st.  Can take 2 people.  Gas contribution $30.00.  Call Tommy 250 358 2440.

Remember, Spanish conversation at Rutabega’s 1:00 Saturdays.

HORITCULTURAL PERLITE – three large 13.6 kg bags. Great soil amenity for absorbing water and improving aeration for premium loose garden soil.  Purchased too many. Got a good price so passing it on – $30 each. 358-2475

You are invited to join author Sean Arthur Joyce for a reading from his new novel, Mountain Blues, at Bosun Hall, Friday May 25, 7 pm. Mountain Blues is the story of a small village in the Valhalla Mountains that must struggle to save its emergency ward from government cutbacks. When reporter Roy Breen arrives in the village of Eldorado after 15 years working at a big city newspaper, burnt out and ready for a slower pace of life, he is soon pitched into the town’s crisis. He must decide whether to blur the lines between objective observer and activist, knowing that closure of the village’s ER could mean the end of the community. Along the way he meets the many eccentric yet loveable characters that inhabit Eldorado, each with their own take on how to save the hospital. It’s that rare creature—an activist story that’s fun! The novel has been compared to Stephen Leacock’s classic Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town.

Time to gather your papers!  Let me take care of all those pesky receipts and government forms.  April 30th is the deadline for filing.  Ok, it WAS the deadline for filing.  YES, that was LAST month.  YES, I will NOT charge you any more because it is past the deadline.  NO, no judgement here.  Let’s just ‘git ‘er done.’
Contact Paul Merrifield at 250 505 9748 or



AA:  Annex of Health Care Centre (where the Red Cross is) Fridays, 7 – 8 pm  Call 358-7158 for more info                      

AL-ANON  same place, Thursdays, 7 pm, info:  358-7904;

NA:   info:  358-7265

BADMINTON:   Wednesdays, 7 – 9pm, Lucerne School gym

BOOKKEEPING SERVICE:  Judy Flaherty, (780) 897-3663.  Paul Merrifield 358-6806 wk / 250-505-9748 cel

BUS:  Nakusp Regional Transit System – Bookings:  1-877-843-2877

BUSINESS COUNSELLING/TRAINING/LOANS and the Self Employment Program – local Community Futures reps –   leave  message at 265-3674 ext. 201 or email

CARPENTER CREEK LAST WISHES –Gloria 358-2253  Carolyn 3587-760  Kay 358-7991

CHIROPRACTIC with Dr. Larry Zaleski, Mon & Fri   358-2177


GUITAR LESSONS:  Patrick Mcgove at

HOSPICE SOCIETY, 250 358 7828, PO Box 217, ND,

HOSPITAL AUXILIARY meet 2 pm 1st wed. of the month, Health Care Centre.  for more info, 358-2653

LIBRARY/READING CENTRE:  Wed. 7-9 pm.  Tues.&Thurs1-4 pm. 358-2221 –

MASSAGE – by appointment only – Nancy Guise – Certified Massage Therapist – phone 250-265-8530

PALS:  Nakusp:  265- 3792     RIDESHARE: Give a ride, get a ride, move your stuff.


ROOFING CONTRACTOR – Willy Molloy, (250) 358-7967

ROSEBERY TRANSFER Wed. & Sat., 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – gate shuts at 3:00 pm

SENIORS:  Knox Hall, Fridays @ 1:00 pm


SLOCAN LAKE  GALLERY SOCIETY:  (the local arts council)

SLOCAN VALLEY LEGACY FUND:   Phone: 1-877-649-5643 (toll-free)  Web:

ANTHONY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH: Mass times: 12:30 every Sunday

SOULGARDEN COUNSELLING SERVICES:  Individual & Online counselling sessions provided in Silverton and Winlaw.  Sue Mistretta, M.A. (8-2177)

YOGA Silverton Fire Hall (upstairs) Monday & Thurs. 9 – 10 am  – Madeleine 8-2475

ZION UNITED CHURCH, Church meets in homes in Silverton and New Denver at 10 a.m.   For information call  7973, or 2145.  All are welcome