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September 16, 1971

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By LOUISE EwART-- 426-4925 The Grapeview School Mothers' Club held its first meeting of the year September 8 in the school lunch room. The meeting was called to order by President Linda Hardie, and plans were made to have a "welcome" coffee party for the new mothers in the school Nancy Meyer and Pattie Pattitt are chairmen of the "Welcome Party" which will be held at the home of Mrs. Meyer, September 16, from 10:30 to 11:30. A suggestion was made to the teachers that the children make the invitations so 66 different and original invitations hopefully made it home to the mothers. I have two corrections for last week's column. Mr. Zehe told me there are 66 children in the school (just think of that), and our cook Mrs. Hanson will start cooking later as she had an operation on her hands and is convalescing at home. Mr. Henry Gatlin is busy in the school kitchen making hot rolls and lunches for the children. Mr. Zehe announced that "Fair Day" would be September 21 with the children going to the Puyallup Fair by bus. Free tickets will be provided for them. A request is made for mothers to go and help keep the children together. At least twelve mothers are necessary; fathers are welcome too. It will be necessary for the parents to go to the fair by private car and usually the mothers meet at the school and form a car pool. The school bus will leave shortly after 9 and will return so the children will arrive home at the regular time. Best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. James McGuire who will be celebrating their fifty-fifth wedding anniversary soon. The Sarah Eckert Guild will hold its first regular meeting of the season at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 16, at the Grapeview Firehall. The hostesses will be Mrs. A. J. Hicks and Mrs. Odell Presley. New officers for the year are Mrs. Paul Holladay, president; Mrs. Henry Person, vice-president; Mrs. C. E. Carter, Treasurer; Secretary is Mrs. R. Weymouth; Mart Chairmen are Mrs. Curtis Bell and Mrs. Margaret Kochanski, and sunshine chairman is Mrs. Vern Jackson. Preparations have been started for the "Country Store" to be held in November. Two interesting visitors at the Milner's home last week were Maarten Schalii and Ate Nieuwenhuis, college students from the Netherlands who have been hitchhiking through the United States. Language has not been a problem for them as they speak English easily (besides four other languages). They did not enjoy the southern states so much but are very enthusiastic about the state of Washington. Maarten has gone on to Alaska - hopefully he will also have a good impression of that state but Ate had to return to Holland as his school is starting. The young men were introduced to the Milner family by Ed Drouin, of Bremerton, who met them on a trip he made to Europe last fall. Ed, a senior at Ellensburg, really must have the wanderlust for he and a friend have just left to hitchhike in South America. Debbie Milner, who has been working this summer, is now taking a vacation trip to Canada before entering college in Ellensburg this fall. Other college students who have finished with summer jobs and are returning to Washington State University are Joel Zehe. Art Nicklaus, Les Okonek. Hornets made short work of a Labor Day vacation of a young couple who recently bought a lot at Orchard Beach and came out to spend a few days. The car was all packed with camping equipment and a canoe on top, the wife was standing in the driveway to direct the parking, when the car ran over a hornet's nest and they blamed her and really worked her over She was stung so many times they just backed the car out and drove back to Renton to take her to the doctor. This year the hornets have been a real problem for the stings have caused severe infections. Roger was stung on the toe and his whole foot and leg puffed up and it was necessary to take him in for treatment. Just a week later he was stung again and back to the doctor we went for more treatment. Mr. and Mrs. Eacrett's second son, Ken, and his wife Judy, and four children were visitors at the Eacrett beach home on Stretch Island. The children Mark, Jill, Scott and Schyler enjoyed the boating and swimming while Mother attended a class reunion in Shelton. The family enjoyed three days with Ken's parents and then three days with Judy's parents in Shelton, then they went to Oak Harbor to visit Bob and family. They have lived in Corona California for several years. Red Smith and family have closed their summer home and have returned to their home in Oregon. Red is a coach at Oregon State University. The Smith children, Joyce, Gary and Shanon have enjoyed many summers on Stretch Island. Daisy Bush, a summer resident of Stretch Island, is enjoying a visit with her granddaughter who will be returning to her California home soon. By ULl Pt ES'TO Finders - Keepers is the old phrase that Mrs. Bonnie Slettedahl goes by and she's wondering if the finders of one of her children's White Stag ski would like to come and get the other one. The lost ski blew off the dock during a windstorm and hopefully someone may have found it. However, one ski out of a pair isn't doing anyone any good. The interested finder may contact the Slettedahls at Star Rt. 1 Box 286, Union which is about three and a half miles on the Belfair side of Alderbrook. Mr. Kay Thompson was planning to spend his birthday on Sept. 5 with a quiet family dinner. However two surprise guests from Chicago, Ester Ladbetter and Ellen Nedar, and Mr. Lyle Thompson from Port Orchard, dropped by with plans for a very happy surprise birthday dinner at Lannings in Hoodsport. Birthday wishes go to Tom Goddard who will be celebrating with a family dinner on Sept. 16th. We welcome Chuck and Judy Manke and their three children to the canal area. They spent this summer building a summer house on their lot near Twanoh Falls. The Manke family live in Shelton. Mr. Sam Allen was recently released from the Shelton Hospital after a week-long stay. He's home and feeling fine for his 95 years! We extend sympathy to the Wayne Allen family and Mr. Sam Allen with the recent loss of his brother, Mr. Roy Allen, from Port Orchard. Young David Meyer who is now 12, or so his family thought, just received a wallet-size copy of his birth certificate giving his birth date as October 31, 1848 which makes him a grand 122 years old! Our family often wondered who that funny little old man was who knocked on our door on Halloween night. It's the only day of the year the true David Meyer can be seen! (Editor's note: I wonder how far he'd get at the local liquor store with his authentic ID.) g~ ~i:~ C,%% ~..':.% ...'.~ .~,*: ::. ~. ~i~ ~. ~. ::~::~::~::~: :?: ~#: ~:-.~: ~ ~ :,.'~': ~: ")~ ,~1~.~:~ .*.%~.'t4. :~ .~.~~$~'~ ?@ ~" ~ "~- r~ Tune-ups Minor Rep ;ir Work [ 114obell 24 Hr Wrecker Service [ " Mr. and Mrs. Alex Okonek !!i 6rapewew" couple BELFAIR MOBIL . celebrates Golden SERVICE Wedding anmversary Clearing Earth Moving Road Building GRAVEL--SAND-ROCK FREE ESTIMATES Days CR 5-2837 Eves. CR 5-2152 CR 5-2235 Friends and neighbors of Mr and Mrs. Alex Okonek of Grapeview joined members of their family in celebration of the couple's Golden Wedding Anniversary during an Open House held Sunday afternoon in the Grapeview Firehall. The Okoneks, residents of Grapeview since the early 1920's, were married in Detroit, Michigan on September 13, 1921. A special gift received the day after the Open House, on their 50th anniversary, was the birth of their LOCAL CONTRACTOR first great grandchild, a boy. They also have two sons, one daughter and seven grand-children. Forty-seven members of the family including brothers and sisters of the couple, gathered at the Okonek home for a picnic after following the Open House. Some of the relatives journeyed from as far away as Michigan and Texas for the event. Mr. Okonek was employed at the St, Charles Winery on Stretch Island until his rettren;,nt m I qM 3 9:45 a.m. Sunday School A Class For Everyone 11:00 a.m. Morning Worship Service 6:00 p.m. Youth Fellowship Meeting P.O. Box 407, Belfair Washington Wendell L. Harder, Pastor Parsonage Phone CRestview 5-2162 Church Phone CRestview 5-6262 Paqe ;: - Huck!eberry He~a!d sect~or~ ,:)~ Ghett_~:l-,Mas:>~ Co~. ,~ty Journal - September 26, 197I The Tahuya Home Maker's beer bust over the~olidays. Sorry trustee works, o9 to be h,,~ ,o,,o.irt~,- hrt~, ~e~x~" "~o~a ~'~:,m ii~tbis ~ are holding their election of we couldn t get away to join you October 2. The meeting will be Eima; Mrs. Irvin ~ ~. _,~ week as State l-ligh~a crews tore officer's meeting today starting at all, but understand it was aheld at Wilson's Chuckwagon in Picketing Pass; Mrs .... guy up the rotting structure and built burping success!!! the Lacey Village Shopping King, Ocean Park; Dr. William H. a new crossing. Work bega~a 10:30 a.m. at the home of Alma Blair. Since the Herald doesn't come out now until Thursdays (the same day as the club meets each month), a two-week advance notice is suggested in order to reach all concerned. In this case the meeting will have been called to order prior to delivery of the paper calling attention to the proposed meeting. Sandy Tveeten, wife Marguerite and daughter Lynn are back after a month's tour of Europe. They were sure glad to get back! They say if we think our waters are polluted you should see what it's like over there - terrible!! Too, if you are fond of herring at practically every meal and a steady diet of cheese desserts, fine, but they'll take good ote U.S. and Hood Canal where you can still swim and water ski, order a hamburger deluxe and a slice of that favorite all American dessert - PIE!! Well, another week-end lumberjack did it again - felled a tree on the power lines causing a two-hour outage on Sunday of the Labor Day weekend. It came at a very convenient time, too when the late sleepers were fixing brunch - the early risers fixing lunch! So, what else is new?? Norm Loudenback picked up a nice 27-pounder the other side of Sandy's Resort last week. It's the largest he's caught in the canal here - hopefully not his last. Bald Pointers held their annual sauerkraut, wieners and NORTH SHORE SERVICE 24-Hour Towing Open 8:30 - 6 CR5-2192 2 BEDROOM HOME Small acreage, creek, fruit trees, close to Belfair, Good Terms. What started out to be a "fun day" (our first day off since summer began), ended in an interrupted fishing trip and a cancelled Bar-b-q. It all hapened when Jesse felt a numbness in his left arm and leg along with a terrific headache and an unpainful but alarming amount of unpleasant rumbling in the left chest area. A hurried trip to the Belfair Clinic where he was given an electrocardiograph was followed by a trip by Belfair Ambulance to Harrison Memorial Hospital and the Intensive Care Section. Well, to make a long story short, it was neither a heart attack nor a stroke, but was related to the gunshot wound he received in the head three years ago and was such that tests, plus medication, solved the problem within less than 24 hours. (And just think, the fellow who shot him is still running around free after a six months sentence while we are still paying physically and monetarily - that's justice??) I can't say enough in appreciation of the numerous calls m person and over the telephone offerring all kinds of assistance. Thank you all for Jesse and myself! ! Attention: Tomorrow is the last day for filing for the position of Director of District No 1, Tahuya. As of last Friday no one had filed for this position - this has to do with representation of our area as far as the North Mason Schools are concerned, and if no one offers to run for this office and then someone has to be appointed to the position, the voice of the people in Tahuya might be considered little better than a whisper - there must be someone?? DANCE CLUB FORMED Persons who like to dance are invited to attend one or more of the weekly meetings of the newly formed International Folk Dance Club. The non-profit group meets at Sheridan Park Community House, Lebo and Claire Streets in Bremerton each Friday from 8 to 10:30 p m. No special ability is required; dancing enthusiasts are invited to come and learn dances from all nations. More information available by calling Nelda Reid, ES3-8545. CADY REALTY BEACH STORE Oil Service Evenings Belfair TR 6-4035 CR 5-6220 CR 5-6379 SUNSET REG. GAS 35.9 PREM. 39.9 Open 1 0 to 10 Daily (Mon. 1 0 - 6) ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 0000000~1 r'-"- SCHONER MEATS 4 miles from eelfair (Formerly WOld'S)J lOn SOuthshOre I & ~_~_J__ a~.~J ~a~A ..-- Front quarter, cut, ~t~ i ~lr~ ~ ~lr~r wrapped, quick frozen ..... Lb. I~1 1~ [I--L l~ .... Our own cured, 8-10 ,b. weight j~ ~IIUU D~;~lnl will slice for your freezer ............. La. ~7 Corned Beef S.ga, cured Lb 89' j I -- . __ Our country style .~(~ j I'orK =musQge seasoned just right ............... Lb. ~J~ I t I We can pick up, custom slaughter, cut and wrap t your own beef with state inspection. | CR5-2784 Evenincls MY2-2575 Center, 4500 Lacey Boulevard from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The workshop will be conducted by John Veblen, a member of the State Library Commission and Herbert Murschler, director of King County Library. The purpose of the workshop will be to discuss the duties and responsibilities of local library boards and friends of Libraries groups. Active members of the North Mason Friends of the Library are the following: Janet Fisk, Irene Davis, Emilie Spooner, Margaret Lawrence, Centralia; Robert Baker, Packwood; Mrs. Theodore F. Schmidt, Olympia; and Philip Krueger, Olympia. Monday morning and was scheduled to be t'mished by Wednesday evening. NEW COMMISSIONER Following receipt of a letter of resignation from Henry Bruemer as Port Commissioner of the DeWatto Port district, County Commissioners last week appointed Henry Bruemer, Jr. to the post. His position will be up for election in November. EASTERN STAR After a three month's vacation, Eastern Star Social Club of Belfair, Chapter 241, members will meet for a noon luncheon and business meeting Sept. 22 at the South Shore home of Mrs. Mary Tiffin. Acting as co-hostesses will be Mrs. Gertrude Gilbert and Mrs. Helen Moore. As a consumer-owned electric utility, our job is to pro- vide dependable service to you and this entire commu- nity. Our electric power must be available any time you de- cide to flip a switch. Knowing that you depend on us for an important service, we are dedicated to meeting this responsibility. To be sure that your electric service will be adequate in the future, we prepare engineering forecasts to estimate your future needs for electricity. Rather than wait until new facilities are actually needed, we plan and build ahead, so you don't have to wait for us. We must make sure that revenue is available for invest- ments in equipment to keep the present system in good working order and to build new facilities. We try to do all this on a non-profit basis, keeping your rates as low as possible. It hasn't been easy to stay a step ahead of local growth, but we are proud of our record.., and yours! MASON COUNTY P.U.D. No. 3 Edwin Taylor, I~resident Harold W. Parker, Vice President Jack Cole, Secretary Je~ry Samples. Manager September 16, 1971 - Huc