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Board of Directors Message


All of the newly elected Board Members arrived at the last meeting with new ideas, eager faces, energy, and a willingness to co-operate and work together. Key positions were voted on and the new Vice-president is Lloyd Nelson and the new secretary is Clyde Christian. A suggestion of a “Keep the Change” collection program be instituted. Funds already collected under the building fund banner could be the start of this campaign and we would notify the membership of what we are looking to use the funds for. The first project will be a two door cooler for the bulk area.

Ken Krohn
I was born and raised in Portland. My wife Mari and I have been married over a quarter century and we have raised eight children and have three grandchildren. In 1992 I was selected to participate in Safeway's retail career development center with about twenty-five other assistant managers. After completion of that, I was the first of that group to get promoted to store manager. I successfully managed four stores in the Portland area before my wife and I decided we wanted to get out if Portland to a rural location and after notifying my boss of that desire I was asked to take over the Baker City Safeway in 2005. We moved here and have enjoyed living here since! In 2014 I experienced some changes in my health that lead to my early retirement after 36 years with Safeway!

Lloyd Nelson 
I have been a member of the Co-op for over 29 years and have been recommending people to shop there from the beginning. I have participated in the Tasting Fairs and have supported the cause of better health which is the underlying purpose of the Co-op. I am writing a series of articles for the newsletter on healing. I am now an empty-nester for the first time in 34 years and felt I would be able to use some of that time to help an organization that I have always supported but not contributed a lot of time to. I have been a chiropractor and in the business of health for 30 years this October. I know and teach nutrition, toxin removal, supplementation, allergy/sensitivity clearing and many other facets of health that could be helpful in the Co-op. I know Baker City and its people and feel I could work with other businesses to promote a healthier environment.

The next Board of Directors meeting is June 20th at 6 pm, at the Baker City Library.  All members are welcome to attend. Comments and suggestions are always welcome!  

Owners/ members potluck on July 18, 2017, 6 pm, at the Lion’s Pavilion, Geiser-Pollman Park

Contact the board at  

Board of Directors:
Dennis Winkler – President
Lloyd Nelson
Clyde Christian
Marria Knight
Ken Krohn
Elizabeth Smithson
Ramona Webb

Homemade Analgesic Cream


1/2 cup coconut oil
2 teaspoons Beeswax pellets
2 teaspoons Camphor crystals or 5 drops Camphor oil
2 teaspoons Menthol crystals or 5 drops Peppermint oil
5 drops Eucalyptus oil

Melt the coconut oil and beeswax together. You can do this in the microwave, in a double boiler, or what I did was set a small saucepan on the stove for a minute or two and then turned the burner off and added the coconut oil and beeswax. Stir until melted.

Allow the mixture to cool for a few minutes, then add the camphor crystals or oil, the menthol crystals or oil, and the eucalyptus oil.

Put in a container and allow to cool completely. When it is completely cooled it will be a solid rather than liquid…but the minute it hits your warm skin…it will liquify again. That’s what coconut oil does, which makes it perfect for massaging onto sore muscles and joints.



Members Who Worked 10 or More Hours

Jeanne Ann Mellott
Cory Carter
Janet Dexter
Kathleen Hansen
Ethel Jones
Donna Landon
Leigh Metz
Sue Nelson
April Polley
Sandra Vassar
George Wheaton
Jill Wyatt
Kata Bulinski
Barbara Carnahan
Jerry Clark
Gayle Hammond
Ken Johnson
Carly Kritchen
Marshall McComb
Laura Miller
Barbara Peterson
Maureen Stanciu
Kathy Vaughn
Ann Wyatt
Cindy Bacon
Susie & John Busch

Working Members of the Month:
Kathleen Hansen and Jerry Clark

Your Help Needed!

Baker Food Co-op is looking for a few good men and women to help. We are in need of a grant researcher/writer, newsletter editor, cashiers and the all important Jacks & Jills of all of all trades to help around the Co-op. No experience necessary - but you may learn a new skill, share your expertise, meet new people AND earn discounts on Co-op products. Save as much as 30% off your grocery bill! See Carol, Phoebe, or Pat at the Co-op or call (541) 523-6281

Stop by Ryder Brothers
1735 Main Street, Baker City


Three Drawer Organizer, Steel, 16 x 11 1/2 x 8 1/4, Black

  • Store folders, pads, scissors, pens and more all in one well-designed organizer.
  • Features one 2" section for a binder or folders, two trays, and three drawers.
  • Durable, steel wire mesh design with a black powder coat finish.

Price: $46.39 / EA

Thanks to Ryder Bros for the printing of our newsletter - Baker Food Co-op

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