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ABOVE: Shelton resident Cole Zamzow, 3, checks out Chuck 'Chog' Greninger's custom 1974 chopper motorcycle Thursday at CFM Auto Body in Shelton. BELOW: Greninger, Dave Miskinis, Jayson Seibert and Kyle Slater stand by Chog's Hog, a custom 1974 Ironhead-Hardtail Sportster, at CFM Auto Body in Shelton. Greninger is scheduled to compete with the Coca-Cola inspired chopper, which includes dozens of upgrades and customizations, at the 36th annual Colorado Motorcycle Expo in Denver on Feb. 2. 'It's the biggest show in the country,' Greninger said. The four men, along with Mark Griggs (not pictured), have put nearly 100 hours into building the chopper. BELOW, RIGHT: Greninger's custom chopper includes dozens of modifications, including a longer frame, stainless steel hardware and Coca-Cola red paint. (00hog's Hog Journal photos by Adam Rudnick Harstine Island News Interested in making cheese? This demonstration's for you have notice a general increase in the number of gulls lounging on the Harstine Island bridge light poles. Of that in- crease I've notice half or more are the dark- colored juveniles. Also, the past few days one lone gull has been rest- ing on the north hand- rail. This is the first time I've seen one sit- ting there -- he seems to be looking up the passage as if waiting for someone to come home. On Feb. 13, the garden club meeting will feature cheeses. Christi Schlicht of Christi Paul Farm, which is near Vic- By MIKE CALLAGHAN tor, is one of the farmers mar- ket's newer vendors. She will demonstrate how to make citric acid and vin- egar cheeses, rennet cheese, sour cream and butter. To accommodate the demonstration, organizers ask that all those inter- ested come early and bring a brown bag lunch. They will have the hall open at 11:30 a.m. and the demonstration will start at noon. I keep forgetting, but don't you forget that on Saturday the farmers market will be open inside the community hall. On the first Saturday of each month you will have the opportunity to shop at the market. The regular times for the market will start in May. The garden club has taken on this project to try and keep the market open for both the vendors and the shoppers. This past Wednesday, Dale McDaniel spoke at the Pioneer Kiwanis meeting. He gave a presentation about his program called GRAVITY (GED plus Re-engagment Al- ternative Vocational Individ- ualized Training for Youth), which is an accredited re- engagement high school. It is a program designed to when helped by a case man- help curtail the high school ager. Since September 2012, dropout rate through one-on- GRAVITY has already helped one case management. Dale 300 students in four Western said in their lifetime, a Washington counties earn single dropout can cost their GED and find that elu- state taxpayers $250,000 to sive first job. If you know a $300,000. This program cov- dropout who needs help, call ers students from ages 16 to Dale at 426-1200 or send 21 who are not enrolled in them to 218 N. First St. in high school. Despite having Shelton. good high schools here, the February's senior lunch dropout rate in Mason Coun- menu is out. On Feb. 5, they ty hovers around 25 per- will be serving up some maca- cent. GRAVITY's approach roni and cheese with ham, helps students learn on an along with pickled beets, individual basis and get a sweet potato rolls and -- my job. Studies show that most favorite -- tapioca pudding of these dropouts don't like with whipped cream. the regular classroom set- ting, but can find success See HARSTINE on page A-20 Mason County Journal Thursday, Jan. 30, 20i4 - Page A-15  l  I