McK MATTERS: McKinleyville’s Jenna Jones is on a mission

McKinleyville resident Jenna Jones has been called to serve in the Edmonton Mission for the Church of Latter-day Saints. Jenna is the daughter of Mickey and Sheryl Jones, also of McKinleyville.

After graduating from McKinleyville High, Jenna attended three years at LDS Business College in Utah. When she returns from her mission she will attend the University of Utah to major in occupational therapy with a minor in music therapy.

Jenna says,”I have been wanting to serve a mission since I can remember. Many people ask me why I am delaying my education, but I am going because I believe I am giving people the chance to be happy if they are lost in the negativity and confusion of this world.”Jenna will be traveling to the Mission Training Center later this month.

Low Vision 

Support Group

The McKinleyville Low Vision Support group, “The Bumpers,” invites people with or without low vision to join the group on Monday, July 29, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Azalea Hall, 1620 Pickett Road, McKinleyville.

The discussion on emergency preparation will be continued.  For information contact Doug Rose at (707) 839-0588 or via em email at

Book Sale during Farmer’s Market

Recycled books in good condition will be for sale at the Friends of the McKinleyville Library book sale near the Totem Pole during the Farmer’s Market on Thursday, July 18, from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m.  Relaxing, moving, exciting, educational, fun and fat-free books will be priced at happy-heart prices.

Shoppers may also bring gently used books for donation during those hours. We cannot accept all book donations.  All book sale proceeds stay local.

Stephens makes Dean’s List

Spencer R. Stephens  of McKinleyville made the University of Wyoming 2013 spring semester academic Dean’s and Dean’s Freshman Honor Roll.

The honor roll consists of regularly enrolled undergraduates above freshman standing who earned a 3.4 or better grade point average, and freshmen who have earned a 3.25 or better grade point average.

Located in Laramie, the University of Wyoming is the state’s only four year higher education institution, offering more than 180 programs of study.