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February 4, 1971     Shelton Mason County Journal
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J III OO In quare A FEBRUARY 13 WEDDING is planned for Vicki Jeffries and Larry Beerbower in the United Methodist Church in Elma. The 2 p.m. ceremony wilt be followed by a reception. Vicki is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Jeffries of Elma and the parents of her fiance are Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Beerbower of Shelton. TODAY'S Jan Danford, Society Editor Music Club To Host Meeting luncheon to be held on February 20 by the State Board of the Federation of Women's Clubs, who will convene in the United Methodist Church in Shelton. Mrs. James Gorman and Mrs. Kenneth Robinson were William Duemling. A brief synopsis on the life of Mozart and background on the play from which was taken 'Marriage of Figaro' was given by Rand Peterson who played five tape recordings of the opera. Square dancing for almost 21 years has played an extremely important part in the lives of Myrtle Gosser and her husband Ronald. Enthusiasm was originally engendered by a visit from her brother, Clarence Montgomery, who was at that time a caller in California. Myrtle recalls lessons given by AI and Genevieve Hughes in a gymnasium across from an old brick school house in downtown Shelton. There met the group with the assistance of experienced dancers among whom were Merle and Donald Gates. "We weren't as fortunate as beginning square dancers are today," she explained. "There were no classes, and no professional teachers as are now available. We had to just learn the best we could, the hard way." Myrtle remembers well an Olympia square dance caller, Lyle Heintzelman. "He took us under his wing," she says, "and helped us so much." Twelve determined couples finally became proficient dancers, and formed Shelton's first Square Dance Club, the 'Dudes and Dollies', who met at the Isabella Lake hall. Square dancing also was held at Cushman. Upon the discontinuation of ...... this club the Salty Sashayers, to