I'm guessing that Tri City gets its name from being in the middle of three other cities. Myrtle Creek is north of Tri City, Canyonville is to the south and Riddle is to the west. Though Tri City has its own fire department and water and sanitation source, it does not have its own post office but shares a zip code with Myrtle Creek.
The communities seem supportive of one another and don't have rival cities - which is good. I enjoy the comradery of living here.
Though I've written several posts about the libraries here, I'm afraid I haven't done much with them since last summer. Riddle has full support from their city and has decided to go independent. Myrtle Creek doesn't have the same city support - pretty much the opposite, and so the system joined forces with Douglas County who is still trying to get back of their (our?) feet.
Myrtle Creek does a summer program for youth - but interest is only to a certain age. Teenagers may find more programs geared to their level at the Riddle library - which is where I took Jenna and her friend yesterday. They are creating a float for the parade that will be held on the 30th of this month. The librarian wanted to know if Jenna would dress up and ride on the float. Of course, she will. Jenna loves to dress up. You don't have to ask her twice. She plans on dressing as Little Red Riding Hood. Tall Red Riding Hood is more like it.
Every time I do something (or we do something) for Riddle, I feel like I'm betraying Myrtle Creek. Then again, Myrtle Creek doesn't have a teenage program. The meetings take place on Monday at 5:30 which overall just hasn't been a good time for me. The few times I have been able to attend, the meeting gets canceled for whatever reason.
I have already agreed to be Myrtle Creek's story lady. I forgot to ask what day of the week. I hope not on Wednesdays.