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Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-23 STAFF REPORT news@masoncoun corn Western Washington University honored outstanding graduates for the 2013-2014 academic year at spring Commencement on June 14. Faculty members from dozens of aca- demic departments and programs select one graduate to hon- or as the Outstand- ing Graduate of the year. Selection is based on grades, re- search and writing, Jared Ibarra service to the cam- del Bosque pus and community, and promise for the future. This year's select graduates includ- ed Jared Ibarra del Bosque, Outstand- ing Graduate for the Human Services and Rehabilitation Department, who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Hu- man Services. Throughout his course of study, he has sought opportunities to encour- age, mentor, educate and support stu- dents of underrepresented groups to attend and stay in college. He served as an ALTO mentor at Shuksan Mid- dle School in Bellingham, volunteered at Western's "Migrant Youth Leader- ship Conference, served as a senior assistant in Western's LeaderCorps peer educators, and interned in the Continuing and College Education pro- gram where he worked on recruitment efforts. He also did an independent study for the Human Service program seek- ing to both recruit and retain under- represented students to the program. After graduation, he hopes to be- come an admissions counselor to con- tinue his work recruiting and assisting underrepresented minority students to pursue higher education. A graduate of Shelton High School, Ibarra is the son of Martha and Jose Luis Ibarra. Carl G. Johnson will celebrate his 80th birth- day with an open house for family and friends. The celebration will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 20 in Fel- lowship Hall at Faith Lutheran Church, 1212 Connection St., Shelton. For more information, call 402-415-8750, continued from page A'-22 Erna Brucker Erna M. (Wittenberg) Brucker, 93, died July 4, 2014, at Maple Glen Se- nior Living in Shelton. She was born March 3, 1921, to Abraham and Katherine Wittenberg. Erna married George Brucker on Dec. 18, 1944, in Bismarck, North Dakota. She worked as a book- keeper at Simpson Lum- ber in Shelton, and the Quadrant Corporation in Seattle. She was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church in Shelton. Erna is survived by sisters Katherine Oster of California, Minnie Webb of Bellevue and Ruby Graham of Bel- levue; sister-in-law Dorothy Vonhof of Shel- ton; sons Robert Brucker of Grapeview and James Brucker; grandchildren Melissa, Matthew, Mi- chael and Mary Beth; and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Aug. 2, at St. Ed- ward Catholic Church in Shelton. Erna will be buried at Shelton Memo- rial Park. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Funeral Home and Crematory in Shelton. Memorial donations can be made to Assured Hos- pice of Olympia, or the charity of your choice. TOTAL CARE: CARS, TRUCKS & up to and including transmissions! • Engine Oil Change • Transmission Service & Repair • Timing Belts • Water Pumps • Power Steering • Brakes Call today to schedule your appointment Im l Looking for a Home City of Shelton Animal Shelter Adoptions cost $75, which The shelter is closed Saturday include vaccine, wormer, spay /through Monday. neuter and a $10 city license. New Dogs available for adoption dogs are brought in all the time. include: Call 427-7503 or visit the shelter at Labrador Mix F 6 yrs. 902 W. Pine St. Dogs can be viewed at Shelton.petfinder.com. Pit Bull Mix M 2 yrs. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 2 Shepherd Mix M 2yrs. p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Kitten Rescue This time of the year our kitten season has finally arrived. We have a small steady supply of healthy and friendly kittens just waiting for that purrrfect indoor home. For more information go to our website kittenresq.net or call us at 360-426-2455 or 360-584-0594. Adopt-A-Pet Patches Akita • Adult Female • Large large (about 100#s) but ador- able, loves people and is very calm. Her person passed away and she needed us to help her find a great loving home. We also have her 2 kids at our place. Mica and Chestie.. To meet this great calm girl call Adopt-a-Pet 360-342-3091 in Shelton WA or e-mail; thedoghouse3091@hot- mail.com Patches is a 5 years old Akita and the sweetest Akita that we have ever known. She is very Because they're part of your family.,, you want the best care for your pets. 81 SE. Walker Park Rd. • Shelton (360) 426-1840