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The BLOCKHOUSE #6: Junk Silver – Good Value
By Victor Baca
I’m not an investment guy, or a banker or a financial advisor. My mama raised me better than that. I’m a hobbyist who had some fun getting some silver once and parlayed it into a house. Having silver actually jingle in your pocket used to be a common thing. You had real money, that bought real things. Now it’s the clunk of base metal and paper backed by nothing but a hollow statement about full faith and credit. Well, I don’t have much faith in the feds and their credit is spent.
I remember well the morning in 1964 when a U.S. Mint official presented the new American coinage on a morning news show. A bi-metallic coin with a copper core, clad with a thin nickel jacket was the new wave in circulating coinage. Much better than silver, he said. I thought he was crazy and I was only 12 years old! So this disclaimer claims my only monetary expertise is that a 12 year old is smarter than a treasury official with his hand in your coin pocket.
Why would you want to trade your labor for bits of colored rag paper, computer pixel money, and coins not even worth the metals they’re stamped from? Digital money is based on nothing but thin air and it can go out of favor quickly. When they start basing digital money on the image of the “Doge” internet meme, you know you might want to hedge your bets a little and start stashing forms of real money, “Junk Silver.” The term” Junk Silver” is not derogative. It’s simply the industry name for silver alloy that’s 90% silver with 10% copper added to harden it for monetary use and this form of silver coinage has no numismatic (coin collector) value. Junk silver, also called coin silver or sterling silver (92.5%), is the alloy we traditionally saw in U.S. coinage in everyday use before 1965. Silver (abbreviated Ag on the Periodic Table) is known as the “common man’s” money for a very good reason. It’s affordable and readily available.
There are good places on the internet that educate you on the intracies of collecting (“Stashing”) your physical silver. Your first place to get good information, as well as the official daily “Spot” price/ounce for precious metals is Kitco (Kitco.com). When I first looked them up I thought they must be some kind of hobby dealer! Turns out Kitco is the daily source for information on the precious metals market. Kitco has forums that can answer your questions, articles about the precious metals and markets, charts, and just plain good info.
The major bullion dealers have very good online presence and are great places to find information as well. APMEX (apmex.com), American Precious Metals Exchange, is an excellent online dealer. Another good major dealer is Johnson Matthey, commonly known as JM Bullion (jmbullion.com). Both accept all methods of payment. And don’t forget the corner coin shop. Develop a good relationship with your coin dealer and he, in turn, will often clue you in to product he might want to move and offer you a good price on it.
Bullion refers to gold, silver and platinum, and it will tell you up front, “.999 Fine Silver, 1 Troy Ounce, Sunshine Mint.” The “Hallmark” is considered as good as gold, and chiseled in silver, so to speak. It tells you purity, metallic content , quantity, and maker in a bar, ingot or round (a “coin” that’s not legal tender). Monetary value is not hallmarked because the “Dollar” value of bullion floats up and down with the latest spot price which is basically the daily price based on supply and demand. Honest money, simple as that. When there is a monetary value noted on bullion, like with the American Silver Eagle, our USA bullion Silver Dollar, the denomination is nominally 1 Dollar. You’ll buy one today and pay about 37 bucks for it.
Bullion, although it can take the form of a coin, is not normally considered circulating money. Bullion silver is refined to .999 Fine purity or above, and is often referred to as “Fine Silver.” Fine silver is much softer than copper-hardened, alloyed “coin silver,” and it would wear down very quickly if put in daily circulation.
If you apply yourself, it’s amazing how fast your stash can grow. The idea is to purchase consistently, every payday or, toward the end of the month, if there’s any money left over, purchase some extra silver with it. In your barter circles, let people know that you will accept silver in trade. In our old hometown, we had two coin dealers. If I had any extra dollars in my wallet, I’d walk into the coin shop and buy something, anything, as long as it was silver. It was fun, too. Hanging out at the counter, going through Walking Liberty silver Half Dollars and cherry picking the best ones. Prettiest coin I ever saw! But here were talking, cold hard investing in the End Time when the economy grinds to a halt under its own weight. The absolute basic Junk Silver would be circulated coins minted in 1964, the most common date for modern silver U.S. coin, and that’s what you want. Bang for the buck.
Silver is your everyday spending money when the financial and money markets crash under their own mismanaged weight. There are lots of ads out there urging you to invest in gold (abbreviated Au on the Periodic Table). I think of gold as a compact storehouse of wealth. A place to “park” large stacks of silver as your stash grows. Silver is great for everyday barter purchases and the beauty of it is that you can move it into 1-ounce gold bars and gold coinage. If your stack of silver gets out of hand you can convert that value, compressed in a smaller volume of gold for more compact storage. If gold captures your fancy, get a gold pan and a copy of Washington State’s “Gold and Fish” pamphlet and get some. It’s almost everywhere, in streams and river banks. You just need to know where to find it. Gold is known as a “noble metal” it does not tarnish. You’ll know it when you see it in your pan, it’s heavy and sinks to the bottom of everything else in the pan. The rocky, sandy detritus washes away and there it is, little flakes and tiny nuggets. It’s a fever that even hydrochloroquine can’t cure!
Note that all precious metals are weighed in Troy ounces, based on 31.1 grams/ounce or roughly 10% heaver than the regular avoirdupois ounce. As far as investor’s “paper silver” goes, that’s totally out. I firmly believe when you invest in silver promised to deliver on demand at a later date, you’re rolling the dice. When you put your promissory note on the table, is the silver likely to be there? I believe the silver derivative market is vastly oversold. In other words, if everyone who holds Comex silver futures demands payment at the same time, there’s not enough physical available to cover the demand. Someone’s gonna be holding the bag and it ain’t gonna be you. We are talking strictly physical, hold it in your hand, solid silver. Like the old saying goes, “If you can’t hold it, you don’t own it.”
Like any other knowledge base, There’s a whole language attached to the precious metals market. You have the “spread,” “daily bid and ask” price, “Spot Price,” the percentage and quality of silver content in the product, and whether or not the silver is minted by official government mints, commercial mints or a producer of “industrial silver.” There are so many forms and purity values of silver that it can be daunting for the first time buyer. The main thing is that, no matter the source, the silver’s good stuff. But know that there have been instances (tied to the Chinese) of silver bars and rounds counterfeited and filled with tungsten, then passed off as the real deal.
If in doubt, just purchase a roll of 50 U.S. minted 90% silver dimes like we spent in the old days. No one’s going to counterfeit an old Roosevelt silver dime. Get the “average circulated” Roosevelt dimes, they’re the cheapest, or you can get a little classy and pick up a roll of 50 circulated Mercury Head dimes for a little extra. Just to show you how much our money has been debased since 1913, a face value $5.00 roll of 50 silver Mercury “average circulated” dimes now costs $125 dollars! Get the really nice Brilliant Uncirculated mixed-date roll and prepare to drop $550 dollars.
When I first started buying silver after the market crash of 2008, I asked a bullion dealer in my town for his rule of thumb for a poor boy like me. “Buy the cheapest you can get-Junk Silver-old fashion common-date U.S. dimes, half dollars and quarters. If you want pure silver, buy generic 1 ounce bars and rounds. You don’t need fancy, high premium, American Eagles or commemoratives. Just remember that silver is silver; get the cheapest types and you can’t go wrong.” He wasn’t wrong either, I ended up buying a house, using my appraised stash as the down payment.
You can buy “Rounds” and “Bars” of Fine Silver in 1 ounce forms that are produced by private commercial mints like Valcambi, JM Bullion, Sunshine Minting etc. Most private commercial mints sell through dealers and distributors. Privately minted bars and rounds represent good value and the content is .999 fine silver and above. Commercial mints are often contracted to supply planchets (basically, a precious metal slug) for official government mints to die stamp into coinage. You can even get special event commercial minted rounds like “It’s a Girl!” baby gifts, santa silver for Christmas, religious themed rounds etc. They often can be had for sale prices at coin dealers. I much prefer a beat up Morgan Dollar cull with a Carson City mint mark, or maybe a nice hand-poured 1-ounce “loaf” bar, but like the man said, “Silver is silver.”
Above all, watch those “Premiums!” The premium is the price you pay over and above daily silver value; it is, in essence, the profit margin that you give to the dealer on the sale. Premiums go up or down depending on the demand or popularity of certain pieces of bullion or coins. For instance, an American Silver Eagle has one of the highest premiums out there, while the same quality and weight of silver found in Austria’s official government minted bullion, the handsome silver “Philharmonic,” has a much smaller premium. Back in the day, I got the itch for the coinage of my ancestors, Mexican silver bullion, the 1-ounce Libertad. My dealer didn’t move much Mexican silver, so he sold it to me at a really good premium. Today, Mexican Mint silver Libertads, and Aztec themed coins like Cuahtemocs and 1968 Olympic 25 Peso pieces are sought after and very popular. The premiums are through the roof. Almost all nationalities have minted their own domestic silver coins and the silver content can vary depending on the mint.
Silver buyers who look at the precious metal as simply a store of value tend to favor basic pre-1965 (1964 and earlier dates) American coinage. These days, pocket money is actually made from “base metals” usually worth far less than the nominal “face value” of the coin. Low premium junk silver is your best bet when stashing silver to be used when traditional fiat (paper) money is replaced by the “precious metals” like gold, silver and platinum when the people decide they don’t want to be tracked by every digital transaction. Usually at this point, inflation has so eroded the value of the buck that it would take a wheelbarrow filled with Dollar bills to buy a double tall latte and a scone. It’s happened in the past and will again.
There’s a very good reason the federal government is having Mexico stop border caravans arriving from Venezuela. Venezuelans know all about wheelbarrows full of cash to buy a loaf of bread. And they know the early stirrings are already happening here in the USA. So we keep them out and stifle their warning cries.
The Dollar is sitting on the edge of this devaluation and the pressures of rampant inflation, the push to digital currency and out- of-control government spending can easily topple the Dollar as the world’s reserve currency. Pretty colored rag paper is all it is. Once the world decides that “the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government” means nothing because so much has been printed or created out of thin air that it’s value could easily drop even below that of a square of toilet paper. For instance, how much is an illegal alien worth? Not much in today’s dollars, only about a quarter of a million!
Since 1964, a “quarter” isn’t worth a quarter anymore. It’s become a base metal coin based on paper fiat money. You spend a “quarter” like it’s a quarter of the value of a silver dollar, when its base metal content is actually way below any junk silver coin of the same denomination. Sooner or later that fact will catch up with us and a “real” quarter minted in 90% silver becomes a valuable piece of money again. It’s really not worth more now than it was then, only the dollar’s value is dropping relative to it. For instance, if a silver dollar bought you a box of ammo in 1872, it would still buy a box of ammo in 2021.
There are 2 exceptions to the current U.S. coins which are actually worth more in metallic weight than their nominal denominations: nickel and copper. A pre-1982 U.S. 1-cent “Penny” coin is worth 3 cents, composed of 97% copper weight, and a 5 Cent nickel in current circulation has a metal content worth 6 to 7 cents on today’s market. So, stash those old pennies and any and all nickles, they’re worth more than their face value in metal weight! If you should come across World War Two (1942 to 1945) minted nickles, they will contain 35% silver, because at the time elemental Nickel was a highly valued war material. If you should come across a 1942 Nickel with the mint mark that’s not silver (the change was made right about mid- year in ’42), it will be found just to the right of the Montecello building on the reverse side of the coin. A typical silver “War Nickel” will have a large “P,D or S” mint stamp between the Montecello dome and “e pluribus unum” on the upper reverse side of the coin. If you find one in your change-it’s a keeper!
Most preppers prefer junk silver dimes, quarters and half dollars as the best bet when stashing silver coinage as a hedge on inflation and for barter spending. It finds its real price when based on what it will buy rather than what it’s “worth.” When paper “fiat” money loses all value, silver and gold will hold their own since their value is based on the content of precious metal in each coin.
Finally, never forget-one thing you never want to do to any coin is to clean it. Today’s cheap coin could become tomorrow’s collector’s item. If you clean it, or polish it, it’s value drops dramatically. “Dirty” silver coins having tarnish often carry a premium above and beyond. “Tarnished” silver coins with cobalt and/or colorful “rainbow” tones jump in value dramatically. In today’s market, coins known as “culls” are sold dirt cheap, because they’ve been cleaned/polished, drilled for a neck chain, defaced, or so worn they look like slugs. Culls may look shabby, but in terms of buying power, they represent a low premium bargain. Silver is silver…
Silver coins and bullion are fun and interesting to collect. They hold value and some examples are downright beautiful. In 1917, the U.S. Mint produced the most controversial coin ever to come out of the minter’s dies-the Standing Liberty Half Dollar. Miss Liberty shows her nude right breast, protected by the shield of America. Outrage among the public caused her to gain a modest breast covering. Find an original and consider yourself very lucky. Because it was he first run of the new Half Dollar, a lot of people saved them and they are more common in good grades than you might think.
There are also quite a few beauties in more demure modern bullion and coinage. Check out the British Brittania, the original “Freedom Girl” round, the Silver American Eagle, the Walking Liberty half dollar, and the beautiful Lady Liberty on the
1921-1935 Peace Dollar…all of them lovely ladies, indeed!
If you’re wanting to stash silver in whatever form suits you, don’t forget the other “precious metals” you might need to protect the stash: Brass, Lead and Blue Steel!
FORMS OF PRECIOUS METAL COINS, ROUNDS AND BARS
Junk Silver: 1964 and earlier American circulated coinage
Silver Dollar (carries a high premium) Silver Half Dollar
Silver Quarter Silver Dime War Nickels
Pre-1965 Junk Silver American Coins: Silver Content by Troy Ounce (Known as”‘Melt Value”)
Silver Eisenhower Dollar (40% Silver Content): 0.3162 Troy Ounce Silver Franklin Half Dollar (90% Silver) : 0.3617 Troy Ounce
Silver Kennedy Half Dollar, 1964 (90% Silver): 0.3617 Troy Ounce Silver Kennedy Half Dollar, 1965-1970 (40% Silver): 0.1479 Troy Ounce
Silver Washington Quarter (90% Silver): 0.1808 Troy Ounce Silver Roosevelt Dime (90% Silver): 0.0723 Troy Ounce
Note: The above are alloyed with copper for hardness in circulation
Silver Bullion: Refined, unalloyed, Silver content .999 fine silver
Silver American Eagle, (U.S. Mint) .999 fine U.S. Silver Dollar
Silver Bar (Commercial mint) .999 fine silver. Available in various weights Silver Round (Commercial mint) .999 fine silver. Available in various weights
Foreign Silver bullion (British Royal Mint) .999 fine silver (i.e. British Brittanias), rounds and bars
Other mints like the Royal Canadian Mint and quality commercial mints have acheived .9999 purity (4 nines fine)
Numismatic Silver Coins
These are what most of us think of as “coin collector” items. They can be in any form and you really need to be savvy when buying. Your best bet is to buy the encapsulated and professionally graded coins in rectangular plastic sealed cases called “slabs.” Also pick up a current copy of a coin collector’s price guide. If you shop wisely, there are still bargains to be found if you want a nice “slabbed” coin. Look for BU (brilliant uncirculated) common date silver coins that were taken from the mint bags and have a nice frosty, “minty” sheen to them. They are definitely “fungible” (readily sold and traded).
The BLOCKHOUSE #5: Defense Against Medical Tyranny
The Health Care Directive and Power of Attorney:
Your First Line of Defense Against Medical Tyranny
The medical community is morphing into a cult of tyranny that has no relation to science. It’s only taken a few months for the transition to happen. You hear medical frontline personnel shake their heads and say, “Last year we were heroes, this year, we’re fired.” With new mandates coming as soon as each day folds back on the calendar, you might wonder how you can protect yourself from medicos who insist you vaccinate, take your “boosters” and wear a stifling mask. They are very likely to refuse service to you in the ER or clinics simply because you are not vaccinated or do not wish to be tested for Covid-19 because you don’t want a swab shoved up your nasal passage (believe me, it hurts), before you have a procedure done.
On October, 14, 2021, a story aired on WSB-TV (Atlanta, GA) about a man discharged from the hospital, Piedmont Healthcare, in Conyers, GA, just outside of Atlanta. The patient was discharged because his Medicaid ran out, so the doctors said he was good to go, even though he was suffering from “sepsis, a high heart rate, fever, a urinary tract infection, and a possible bladder infection,” according to the EMS report. Security was summoned to get him dressed and put him out on the sidewalk. A passerby noticed the ex-patient lying unconscious on the sidewalk in front of the hospital and noted he had “tubes” still hanging from his body. The passerby called police, who, in turn called EMS. The passerby became the defacto patient advocate. The patient ended right back in the Piedmont ER.
Don’t let this happen to you. The time has come where we need to protect ourselves from this kind of inhumane behavior on the part of huge, “for profit” medical conglomerates.
There is a way to protect yourself-create what are commonly known as Health Care Directives and Power of Attorney forms. The former protects you from unwanted, often invasive procedures. The latter allows a designated individual to act on your behalf and become a “patient advocate” for you. Large healthcare conglomerates don’t want to deal with huge lawsuits. These forms are legal warnings that you will do just that. It erases “implied consent” should you present to the ER in an unconscious state and the prudent practitioner follows your choices and your rights, to the letter.
Cindy Arnett is a retired registered nurse with time spent in Olympia as a DSHS Program Manager for home health care. She has listed below the legal steps you need to take to protect yourself:
Health Care Directives and Power of Attorney are important documents to have in case you need emergency care. It puts you in control of your health by clearly stating what you do or do not want done. It allows someone you trust to follow through with those wishes in case you are unable to speak for yourself. You can get the forms free and only need to have two witnesses and a notary. You can add additional information, for example, “no Covid test or Covid vaccination”.
Here are two locations where you can get free forms on the internet. Contact your physician or health care provider if you need assistance. You can also contact me for assistance; Victor will give you my email address on request.
The BLOCKHOUSE #4: The Constitutional County
THE CONSTITUTIONAL COUNTY: WHAT IS IT?
If you’ve been to recent Klickitat County People’s Rights meetings you know that we have a Constitutional Sheriff, Bob Songer, who makes it plain and simple: Klickitat County is governed ultimately by the people, as outlined and emphasized in the United States and Washington State Constitutions. Sheriff Songer has gone on record as a defender of our rights.
Any law, rule, regulation or mandate that runs contrary to the will of the people, as set forth in the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Washington, is null and void. The Constitutional Sheriff in each county is the check and balance.
There is a growing trend among the counties in these United States to change the election of a county sheriff to that of a county sheriff appointed by the county council.This is something we must be extra vigilant in thwarting. Should this ever be allowed to occur, the sheriff becomes beholden to the County Council and not the citizens of the county.
The Klickitat County Council scoffed at Sheriff Songer when he brought forth the idea of a Constitutional County at a recent BOCC meeting. In essence, the BOCC thumbed their noses at the oath they swore when they took office.
That solemn oath means something. It’s about defending the rights of the citizens.
Our Klickitat County People’s Rights group is embracing the ideals of the Constitutional County. We have the wherewithal to defend ourselves from overreaching State and federal governments. We have the resources: the power of electrical production that the state cannot live without, valuable agriculture, defensible geography, and a Constitutional Sheriff. Above all, we have the will to let freedom prevail if we take the first step to defend our rights and declare, “We are a Constitutional County!”
There has been a move to have members become more involved in local government by attending Klickitat County meetings of boards and commissions. There are several of these entities that meet regularly and you can choose to attend as a citizen, as a volunteer, or you may choose to file and run for a seat on a commission or board. Some of these positions are appointed by the BOCC (Board ofCounty Commissioners).
The Blockhouse Volume 1, #2 has details regarding the county boards and commissions. Send me an email (email@example.com) and I’ll send you a PDF file of the Blockhouse.
You might also consider running for many of the open city and county offices in the next election. Quite a few of these offices go to candidates who run unopposed. In the election of November 2, 2021 there were several positions where there was only one choice. That should be the exception rather than par for the course.
On the positive side we had 3 members running in the November 2nd election for positions in Goldendale: 2 for City Council, 1 filed on the ballot, and 1 running as a write-in candidate. There was also 1 member running for the Goldendale School Board as a write-in candidate.
People’s Rights Committees
There are a number of People’s Rights committees forming to assure accountability and efficient workflow as we identify and accomplish our goals to be more proactive. Check the white board for a list of committees. There are plenty of openings for committee leaders and members.
(copies of any issue of The Blockhouse are available as a free PDF by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org)
The BLOCKHOUSE #3: HCQ vs. Homemade Quinine Tonic
Hydroxychloroquine vs Homemade Quinine Tonic
Recipe and information by Cynthia Arnett
Hydroxychloroquine is a synthetic derivative of a compound called quinine. Quinine is a naturally occurring compound in plants Both act as anti-malarial drugs. Malaria is an infection of the liver and red blood cells caused by microscopic parasites spread by mosquitos .
High sources of quinine come from the Cinchona Tree Bark and Grapefruit as well as other citrus fruit peels.
Cinchona Tree Bark can be purchased as a supplement.
The nutrition and health benefits of grapefruit truly make it a super fruit. Grapefruit is high in vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium, iron, manganese, and potassium. It also is a good source of phosphorus, magnesium, and folic acid, and it is high in antioxidants.
Grapefruit peel can be boiled down to create a liquid form of quinine.
Grapefruit also contains a powerful bioflavonoid called “Naringin” giving the grapefruit its bitter flavor.
Naringin is a powerful antioxidant. Naringin helps prevent inflammation, supports the lungs and immune system
Grapefruit peels also contain Hesperidin, which is an antioxidant that acts as an anti-inflammatory
Benefits come from eating the entire fruit, including the peel raw (if you can handle the bitter flavor of the peel). The peels can be slowly cooked to release the quinine into a liquid.
How To Make: There is plenty of information online.
Take the peels of grapefruit (organic preferred), place in a nonmetal pan and cover peels with purified/filtered water. Bring to boil, tightly cover with a lid to prevent steam from escaping, then lower heat to a low simmer for 2-4 hrs. Do not remove the lid until fully cooled. You would lose some of the quinine in the steam. Put into a glass jar and refrigerate. Use in 2-3 days. Can freeze for future use. I plan to take 1 tablespoon every few hours in tea at the start of cold or flu symptoms. I currently have 6 pint jars frozen and ready to go should we get sick.
This should be used by people who feel comfortable with natural made tonics. If your belief is that a pill is better, then go that route. The tonic will be gentler, but dosing will be experimental. If you have no other option, then this hopefully will be available as your backup. You can get a RX for Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin through various online doctors/clinics. I would try America’s Frontline Doctors first. There are others if you search. GoodRX has coupons so check that out as well. Do this before you get sick so you can start treatment early when symptoms first appear.
PRECAUTION: Grapefruit can cause problems with certain medications; check with your doctor or pharmacist before going grapefruit wild. It affects calcium channel blockers, and statins (cholesterol lowering medication).
What Is Ivermectin? Save The Horses
By Cynthia Arnett
Ivermectin seems to be all over the news these days. Mainstream media is reporting people dying from self-administering this “horse medicine,” which was then proven to be an all-out lie. Some say it’s a miracle cure for Covid 19. I like facts, so I went hunting for answers.
What is it? Ivermectin is an orally bioavailable macrocyclic lactone, derived from Streptomyces avermitilis**, with antiparasitic and potential anti-viral activities. Upon administration, Ivermectin exerts its anthelmintic properties (medication that destroys parasitic worms), through binding and activating glutamate -gated chloride channels expressed on the parasite’s neurons and pharyngeal muscle cells. Literally, it chokes parasites to death. Some reports state that a secondary effect of Ivermectin is that it stops the spike protein from entering the cell. See: Ivermectin: an award-winning drug with expected antiviral activity against COVID-19 (nih.gov)
History: Ivermectin was originally introduced as a veterinary anti-parasitic drug and approved by the FDA for human use since 1996 It was discovered in 1975 and came into medical use in 1981. It is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines. Over the last three decades public health officials have administered at least 1 billion human doses of Ivermectin in Africa and Latin America to combat parasitic disease.
Ivermectin is available as pills, injectable and topical paste formulations. It is available for both veterinary and human use. The FDA has warned people not to take the veterinary Ivermectin that can be purchased without a prescription. Humans need a prescription to purchase. The chemical make-up is the same for both humans and animals. Dosing is based on the weight of patients, whether veterinary or human. Manufacturing medications, for either human or veterinary use, requires strict manufacturing practices.
Administration of Ivermectin intended for veterinary use is a personal decision. Just make sure you are fully aware of the proper dose. There is information online regarding the recommended dose for humans, and how often to administer. Here are a couple of options for obtaining Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine.
How to Get Ivermectin – FLCCC | Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (covid19criticalcare.com)
**Streptomyces avermitilis– A soil bacterium producing Avermectins, a chemical compound that is extremely toxic against a broad spectrum of nematodes and arthropods .
The BLOCKHOUSE #2: How to Get Involved
Volume 1, #2 Edited by Victor Baca
Stand for your rights and attend meetings and/or participate as a member or volunteer. Below is a listing of various Klickitat County boards and commissions, as well as BOCC member assignments for various boards and commissions. Following the county information is a listing of City Council meeting details for the City of Goldendale and info about other districts and commissions.
KLICKITAT COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS (BOCC)
The Board Of County Commissioners hold public meetings are every Tuesday at 1:00 PM
Citizen comments are as noted on posted agenda and limited in time to 3 minutes via in-person or Zoom.
Attendees must wear a proper face covering. Commissioner Meetings are open to the public.
Klickitat County Courthouse, 205 S. Columbus, Room 103, Goldendale, WA. 98620 Phone: 509-773-4612 Fax: 509-773-6779
District 1: Jacob Anderson-Vice Chair (email@example.com)
Sits on the following boards:
Columbia Gorge Regional Airport Board, Bridge
Replacement Advisory Board, Columbia River Policy Advisory Group Meetings, Southwest Washington Regional Health Care Advisory Board, Klickitat County Board of Health, Klickitat County Reserve Officers’ Board of Trustees, Klickitat County Public Corporation Board of Directors, Klickitat County Public Economic Development Authority Board of Directors, Columbia Gorge Bi-State Renewable Energy Zone Committee.
District 2: David M. Sauter-Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sits on the following boards:
Columbia Gorge Housing Authority, Southwest Washington Agency on Aging and Disability Council of Governments, Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Board of Directors, Klickitat County Regional Transportation Policy Committee, Klickitat County Board of Health, Klickitat County Public Corporation Board of Directors, Klickitat County Public Economic Development Authority Board of Directors, WSAC Board of Directors, WSAC Executive Committee, Washington Association of Counties Legislative Steering CommitteeKlickitat County Finance Committee, Landfill Gas Improvement Committee, Klickitat County Law Library Board of Trustees.
District 3: Dan Christopher-Commissioner (email@example.com)
Sits on the following boards:
Klickitat County Board of Health, Emergency Food and Shelter National Board, Washington Rural Insurance Counties Board of Directors, Klickitat County Reserve Officers’ Board of Trustees, Klickitat County Law Enforcement Officer and Firefighters Disability Board, Klickitat County Public Corporation Board of Directors, South Central WorkForce Development Council Board of Directors.
KLICKITAT COUNTY BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS:
Board of Adjustment
Five members, six-year terms, Authority: RCW 36.70.810. The Board of Adjustment meets on the 1st Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the
Commissioners Chambers, Courthouse. Additional meetings are scheduled as necessary. Planning Director Mo-chi Lindblad 509-773-5703.
Building Department and Nuisance Board of Appeals
Three members, one from each Commissioner District who serves at the discretion of the County Commissioners or until they tender their resignation. Building & Code Compliance Director Lynn Ward, (509)773-2324
District Members: Tony Guler, J. P. Enderby, Fred Wilki
Board of Health
Five members, two members serve 2-year terms, Commissioners serve their full term of election. Authority: RCW 70.05.060. The mission of the Klickitat County Board of Health is to protect and promote the health and the environment of the people of Klickitat County. Each local Board of Health shall have supervision over all matters about the preservation of the life and health of the people within its jurisdiction. The Board meets quarterly and as necessary.
Public Health Director Erinn Quinn, 509-773-4565, Klickitat County Public Health Officer Dr. Amy Person. The local board of health exercises final authority over matters pertaining to the preservation of life and health of people in accordance with RCW 70.05.
Board of Equalization
The Board of Equalization (BOE) is an independent agency created in each county and appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. Their main purpose is to equalize valuations that are used to impose property taxes in Klickitat County. The BOE hears and rules on taxpayer petitions that appeal the valuations made by the County Assessors. They remain independent of the Assessor’s Office, accountable only to the Board of County Commissioners and the Department of Revenue. Clerk: Lee Snell, Deputy Clerk: Ibby Jane Coyne 509-773-4612.
Noxious Weed Control Board
Regular Meetings: 2 p.m. Quarterly, 2nd Monday of the month selected for the quarter. Goldendale Fire Department, Meeting Room (Open to the Public) 225 W Court Street, Goldendale, WA 98620.
The Klickitat County Noxious Weed Control Board (KCNWCB) consists of five volunteer members who are appointed by the County Commissioners to serve four year terms and a non-voting ex-officio member who is the Director of the WSU Extension Office. At least four of the voting members shall be engaged in the primary production of agricultural products.
Senior Advisory Board
The Senior Services Advisory Board is appointed by the county commissioners. Nine members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners and have at least two members for each commissioner’s district. At least 51% of the Advisory Board Members must be over 60 years old. The purpose of the Advisory Board is to represent the interests of the senior citizens of Klickitat County.
Veterans Advisory Board
The Veterans Advisory Board is appointed by the Klickitat County Commissioners pursuant to RCW 73.08.035 to be comprised of one representative from the American Legion Louis Leidl Post 116 (Goldendale), one representative from the American Legion White Salmon Post 87 and one representative from the veterans community at large representing each County Commissioner District and appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. Volunteers Needed.
Volunteering for boards and commissions:
Apply for an appointment to one of the Klickitat County boards, committees, or commissions. Apply for consideration to one or more boards, committees, or commissions by completing an application. Your application will be held on file for three (3) years.
Klickitat County Boards, Committees, and Commissions
Board of Adjustment
Board of Equalization
Board of Health
Building Department and Nuisance Board of Appeals
Columbia Gorge Regional Airport Board
Columbia River Gorge Commission
Civil Service Commission
Disability Board (LEOFF) Board
Fort Vancouver Regional Library District Board of Trustees
Horticulture Pest & Disease Board
Klickitat Citizens Review Committee (salmon recover)
Klickitat Technical Committee for the Klickitat Lead Entity (salmon recovery)
Klickitat-Skamania Development Disability Advisory Board
Land and Natural Resource Committee
Law & Justice Council
Law Library Board of Trustees
Lodging Tax Advisory Committee
Noxious Weed Control Board
Open Space Advisory Committee
Public Economic Development Authority Board (KCPEDA)
Solid Waste Advisory Committee
Veterans Advisory Board
Water Conservancy Board
For more information, contact the county board, committee, commission’s secretary, or coordinator. See Klickitat County website for more details. In addition to these boards and commissions, there are commissions and commissioners for the Klickitat County EMS District 1, Klickitat County Cemetery Districts, and the Hospital District for KVH.
Klickitat County Districts and their official abbreviations:
H1 Public Hospital District No. 1 (Klickitat Valley Hospital) H2 Public Hospital District No. 2 (Skyline Hospital)
L1 Fort Vancouver Regional Library District
C1 Public Cemetery District No. 1 (White Salmon) C2 Public Cemetery District No. 2 (Centerville)
C3 Public Cemetery District No. 3 (Glenwood) C4 Public Cemetery District No. 4 (Maryhill) F1 Fire Protection District No. 1 (Trout Lake) F2 Fire Protection District No. 2 (Bickleton)
F3 Fire Protection District No. 3 (White Salmon) F4 Fire Protection District No. 4 (Lyle)
F5 Fire Protection District No. 5 (Centerville) F6 Fire Protection District No. 6 (Dallesport)
F7 Fire Protection District No. 7 (Goldendale Rural) F8 Fire Protection District No. 8 (Glenwood)
F9 Fire Protection District No. 9 (Roosevelt) F10 Fire Protection District No. 10 (Mabton) F11 Fire Protection District No. 11 (Wishram) F12 Fire Protection District No. 12 (Klickitat) F13 Fire Protection District No. 13 (Appleton)
F14 Fire Protection District No. 14 (High Prairie) P1 Port of Klickitat
94 Wishram School District 116 Prosser School District 203 Bickleton School District 215 Centerville School District 400 Trout Lake School District 401 Glenwood School District 402 Klickitat School District 403 Roosevelt School District 404 Goldendale School District
405 White Salmon School District 406 Lyle School District
CITY OF GOLDENDALE COUNCIL MEETINGS
1103 S. Columbus Ave, Goldendale, WA 98620, Phone: 509-773-3771
The City of Goldendale is now conducting in person meetings. The number of participants is limited at 50% capacity, not including staff. Public participation is still invited by telephone and teleconferencing until restrictions required by the pandemic have been lifted by CDC or the State or when larger public accommodations have been obtained.
Goldendale City Council Meeting Information:
Date: 1st and 3rd Monday (Tuesday if Monday is a Holiday). Time: 7 pm, meeting runs till 8 pm.
Teleconferencing Number: (415) 762-9988 Meeting ID: 373 290 5204
For the best connection to meetings, download the Zoom desktop or mobile applications, both of which can be accessed at: www.zoom.us/download.
Participants may also use their telephone by dialing the meeting’s teleconferencing number. For questions on how to use Zoom, visit: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-meeting
Information compiled from the Klickitat County, City of Goldendale websites, as well as webpages for EMS Distric-1, Hospital Districts 1&2, and various websites set up for the county fire districts.
Compiled by Victor Baca (firstname.lastname@example.org)