By Robyn Rexin
Some of Vavenby’s residents got a shock when they went to the community’s general store on Thursday, June 13, only to find that its owner Debbie Barrett has closed its doors permanently.
Seven part-time employees are now without a job. It’s a great inconvenience for the mill workers who depended on it for their lunches and for the town residents to get their gas. Everyone will now have to go to Birch Island, Clearwater, or elsewhere for their gas and groceries. The two-year closure of the mill did not help business.