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NUNPHUFiTBRiEFS ..................... Sound Learning's SpelI-E-Bration seeking teams Sound Learning, formerly Mason County Literacy, presents its 21st annual Spring Spell-E-Bration fund- raiser at 6 p.m. May 9 in the Shelton Civic Center. The event raises money for Sound Learning's educational programs in Mason and Thurston counties. The programs provide education for adults in GED preparation, math, reading and writing improvement, and English for Speakers of Other Languages. From 2011 to 2013, with the support of professional staff, 200 Sound Learning volunteers provided 300 students with 10,000 houses of instruction. - Organizers are lining up financial sponsors with the three-member spelling teams, who will compete for the first-place trophy last year won by State Farm Good Neighbors, sponsored by Melanie Bakala State Farm. Everyone is invited to organize a team, recruit a sponsor and compete on May 9. Sponsors can also be lined up for teams. Businesses, organizations and individuals are able to participate in a range of sponsorships from major sponsor ($1,500 or more) to Literacy Leader ($100 to $250) and Bee Spon- sors ($25 to $99). A team sponsorship ($500) can be shared. The event also includes a silent auction, door prizes, an appetizer and a dessert buffet. For more information on Sound Learning's programs or the Spell-E- Bration event, call the office at 426- 9733. Chowder Cook Off benefits cancer cure fundraiser The second annual Shelton American Cancer Society Relay for Life Chowder Cook Off is from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 12 at the Shel- ton Elks Lodge, SE 741 Craig Road, Shelton. Proceeds will be used to help find a cure for cancer through the 2014 Shelton Relay for Life fundraiser. The event is open to everyone, and in- cludes door prizes and auctions. For $10, patrons can sample chow- ders from local restaurants, includ- ing Xinh's Clam & Oyster House, the Grove Street Brewhouse, Smoking Mo's, the Log Cabin Bar and Grill, Eagle Creek Saloon and Fresh Start Market and Deli. Last year's People's Choice winner was the Eagle Creek Saloon. Annual Empty Bowls project helps hungry Patrons of the Saint's Pantry Food Bank in downtown Shelton will ben- efit from money raised at the Shelton Arts Commission's eighth annual Empty Bowls project, a three-night event that concludes April 9 atthe Shelton Civic Center. i Last year's event raised more than $1,400 for the food bank. The event began when partici- pants used their hands to create ce- ramic bowls March 12. Participants then glazed and decorated the bowls March 26. Extra bowls will be avail- able to those whodid not participate the first night. The fundraiser culminates with the sale of the bowls for $10, with soup and bread from local restaurants, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 9. The participating restaurants are Olympic Bakery & Deli, Sister's Restaurant, the Strip Steak House and Xinh's Clam & Oyster House. For more information, call Mark Ziegler at 432-5194 or email mziegler@ci.shelton.wa.us. Central Mason Fire hosts pancake breakfast fundraiser Central Mason Fire & EMS, sta- tion 53, hosts its fourth annual Memo- rial Day Weekend Firefighter Pancake Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. May 24 at the station at the corner of Trails Drive and Mason-Benson Road. All proceeds go to the Mason 5 Fire Fighters Association to help support the Central Mason Fire & EMS service providers. There is no set price for the breakfast; donations will be accepted. The event includes live music. Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks SCHOOL BRIEFS Hood Canal School offers scholarship High school seniors who attended Hood Canal School are invited to ap- ply for a $750 scholarship for post sec- ondary education offered by the Hood Canal Education Association. Applicants must be enrolled in post secondary education by January 2015. Applications are available at the Hood Canal School office, the Shelton High School counseling / career office and the Skokomish education building. The deadline to apply is May 16. A committee will review the sub- missions, and invite the winner to receive the award at the Hood Canal School's graduation ceremony for eighth-grade students. Preference will be given to students who graduated from Hood Canal School. For more information, call Kris Bolender at 877.5463, ext. 113. Pioneer Kiwanis offers WSP youth camp sponsorship High school juniors and seniors who live within the Pioneer School District are invited to apply for a $500 sponsorship from the Pioneer Kiwanis Club to attend the Kiwanis Law Enforcement Youth I Camp conducted by the Washington State Patrol (WSP) from July 20 to 26 at theWSP training facility in Shelton. The camp is for high school juniors and seniors who are interested in a career in law enforcement, and want to explore opportunities. Information, requirements and appli- cation forms are available online at the WSP website, or by emailing the camp coordinator at Janiceleebritt@comcast. net. May 9 is the deadline to apply. Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks SAVINGS BARELY SORilTOHING THE SURFiIOE'00 EveruS28 depositis another chance to WIN! [ Visit a branch or lookonline to find out more! [ C R E D I 4 J 0 N i i 800-426-1601 * www.pcfcu.org SHELTON * BELFAIR * PORT ORCHARD * POULSBO * PORT TOWNSEND NCUA RAFFLE OPEN ONLY TO WASHINGTON RESIDENTS. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. OFFICIAL RULES AVAILABLE AT: WWW.SAVETOWlN.ORG. FEDERALLY INSURED BY THE NCUA. I I n i I  I [ I I