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June 17, 1971

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: ii iilii? SENIOR CITIZENS enjoy themselves at their weekly social gatherings in the lounge of the Shelton Multi-Service Center. THIS HISTORICAL MARKER at Union is near the place where Captain George Vancouver, discoverer of Hood Canal, sent a landing party ashore in 1792. Page S-86 - Shelton-Mason County Journal - Thursday, June 17, 1971 Senior citizens visiting Mason County are invited to join others of their age group in social and recreation activities organized by the Mason County Senior Citizens Council. The senior citizens' program is sponsored by Community Action Council, Inc. a private non-profit organization which maintains the Shelton Multi-Service Center at 233 South Second Street. Senior citizens gather every Friday from I to 4 p.m. for card playing and other games. Every fourth Friday they have a pot-luck dinner. Sight-seeing trips by bus to other communities are taken about once a month. Besides going to historic landmarks and other points of interest the tours also visit other senior citizens centers whose members return the visit to Shelton. Purpose of the organization, as set forth in its by-laws, is to provide for companionship, entertainment and sociability of older adults and to. provide an opportunity for their self-expression in the interest of citizenship, community betterment, and a sense of usefulness and status. Any person more than 55 years old is eligible for membership in the Council. Those interested may contact Hildegarde B. Page, either at the Multi-Service Center or at home, phone 426-8524. The Community Action program, which is funded by the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity, has many other activities and services for persons of all ages. It helps those in need of housing, employment, and social services. Job-seekers are informed of training and educational benefits available. Tuition and transportation are paid for those eligible for vocational training. Free placement service is available to employers. Social activities for which facilities are provided include Girl Scouts, Headstart child care, teen meetings, dances, and educational classes. Social counseling and referral of low-income families to public agencies which can help them are other functions. "TOPS", a group whose name means "Take off Pounds Sensibly", meets every Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The center's lounge is available by appointment for meetings of any organized groups. To make arrangements call 426-2568. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~u~~u~~~~~~~~~~~u~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~u~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Amgng other attractions, Hood Canal is the home of an elusive crustacean, pandalus platyceros. In plain Eng- lish, the lowly shrimp. In any language, however, the word is delectable for the sweet, delicate, pink, tasty tidbits which P. Platyceros contributes to seafood cocktails and salads. Newcomers to Mason County will know they are in shrimp country wherever they see scores of brightly color- ed little flags bobbing on the canal's usually placid water. These mark the buoys of shrimp pots placed by com- mercial shrimpers, about twenty of whom operate off Hoodsport. Most of the activity is there, although shrimp beds are located from Point Whitney to the Skokomish River on the western shore and from Misery Point near seabeck to Bald Point on the east side. The catch is limited by weather and other factors. Local markets usually absorb it all, with outlets in food stores and roadside stands. To be sure of getting yours, it's a good idea to go to market early, particularly on weekends. Three varieties are taken. Small "pinks" are used in cocktails. "Spots," are 4 to 8 inches long, unshucked, and are just right for frying. "Barber pole" shrimp are not important commercially: Anyone can give shrimping a try. Individuals are al- lowed two pots without license and may take ten pounds daily for their own use. But catching shrimp requires exact knowledge of where to set the pots. Spot shrimp are usually taken consistently where there is a bank edge in the bottom contour between 200 and 400 feet deep. The shrimp frequent the 250-foot level. Baits may be fish offal, oatmeal, or, believe it or not, canned cat food. If you catch your own shrimp, remember one vital point. They must be COOKED while still alive. Cooking times vary from 4 to 17 minutes. The proportion of salt to water also varies. You have to find your own formula unless you can persuade a pro to tell you his secrets. ~II~II~u~~u~u~u~I~III~MI~I~IuuIB~M~u~uuIII~II~uuu~IM~ You'll get prompt service, within minutes, if it's a real emergency. Phone ahead to save time. You can borrow for any good reason -- auto, vacation, appliances, home repairs, or consolidating debts. Some members even borrow money to put into savings, forcing themselves to save by repaying the loan. Your credit union charges low rates, without extra fees or charges. Interest is figured on the declining monthly balance. If other lenders advertise a rate that sounds lower, just compare the actual cost in dollars and cents. Your loan is insured, with rare exceptions, every insurable loan balance, subject to age and coverage limits, is covered by Loan Protection Insurance. This pays off your loan if you die or are totally disabled, releasing co-signers and property pledged as security. /,,/ Your savings are called "shares" because you are an owner of the credit union. You open a share (savings) account when you join. You can save anyway you like, even while repaying a loan. As a member you get good returns on your money. The earnings of the credit union (after expenses and reserves) are paid back to the owners in the form of dividends on shares. Your money is readily accessible. Your credit union is always well informed and prepared to give you sound advice on any financial problem. IIIM ION s'MPI..OYI:'rII' FEDERAL.' 5th and Cedar Sts. Phone 426-1633 Membership Open to All Active and Retired Simpson Timber Company Employees and Their Families Ken Fredson, Manager MASON COUNTY Federal Credit Union 4th and Cedar Sts. Phone 426-1601 Membership Open to All Residents of Mason County Except Simpson Timber Company Employees .=.mm== Ron Sanford, Manager Thursday, June 17, 1971 - Shelton-Mason County Journal - Page S-7