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September 30, 1971

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4 AMONG THOSE PARTICIPATING in the constitution of the Northside Baptist Church in Shelton Saturday were, left to right, Rev. Omer Hyde, Tacoma, speaker for the program; Rev. LeRoy Geiger, pastor of the Kitsap Lake Baptist Church, Bremerton; Richard Coleman, deacon of Northside Baptist Church and one of the founders, and Rev. Paul Butterfield, pastor of Northside Baptist Church. Sl IS urc The Northside Baptist Church in Shelton was constituted as a church in a ceremony Saturday. The church was founded as a mission of the Kitsap Lake Baptist Church in 1963 and operated as a mission of that church until the ceremony SOurday. "rh~, chur~i 'x arliliatcd ~,ih the Southern ,,aptist Are The Shelton School District recently sent home with each student a letter explaining the district's lree and reduced lunch progrant under the federal National School l..unch Act. ]he reduced price lor eligible children is 15 cents for those in kindergarten through sixth grade and 20 cents for grades seven through 12. The announcement said those who are not satisfied with the decision of the school district on their application have the right of Be Open The Mason County Auditor's Office and the Clerk's Office at Shelton City Hall will be open from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday to permit those interested to register to vote. This will be the final day for voters to register in order to vote in the Nov. 2 general election. ( 7( HIVCl] t ion. Acting as moderator for the t)rogran~ was Roy. Gilbert Skaar, Shclton, area superintendent ol mission tot the Olympic Association. During the ceremony, the chufch c(~' r]CiI "'r[|S formed and Re' ~' ,!': ,,:,. iicl ;~s elc,led as ~ ...... ,r. Rev. Mr. Bt~!tertieh, uas Avai appeal. Those who wish to appeal a denial can contact Bruce Jaros, assistant superintendent, at 426-3118 or at the Evergreen School Building "lhe announcement stated i n to rm a tion provided on the application would be kept confidential and that every effort would be made to prevent identification of children receiving free or reduced price lunches. The school district has applications available for those eligible under the program. Income limitations which determine eligibility are: (;ross Monthly Income Family Free Reduced Size Lunch Price 1 $170 $195 2 222 250 3 276 315 4 328 360 5 377 427 6 426 493 7 470 547 8 514 600 9 554 653 I0 593 706 11 633 759 12 673 812 served as pastor of the mission church since January, 1970 and is the pastor of the newly-consti- tuted church. Speaker for the ceremony was Rev. Omer tlyde, city superintendent of mission, Tacoma. Others participating in the ceremony were Orvil Clay, music director, Kitsap Lake Baptist ('hurch; ttoward Adams, deacon, Kitsap Lake Baptist Church; Mrs. (;ladys Geiger, church clerk, Kitsap Lake Baptist Church; Mrs. Bess Akers, church clerk, Norlhside Baptist Church; Mrs. Greta Skaar, music director, Northside Baptist Church; Mrs. Edith Lyle, pianist and chairman of the program committee of Northside Baptist Church; Rev. LeRoy (,eiger, pastor of Kitsap Lake Baptist Church, and Richard Coleman, deacon of the Northside Bap|ist Church and one of the foun ders. Scout Sign Up Draws New School Night for Scouting, at which boys interested in the Cub, Boy and Explorer Scout programs could sign up at local schools last week was termed a success. Four new Scout units were started, two at Mary M. Knight School, one at Southside and one at ttoodsport. There were 81 new Cub Scouts signed up while 26 boys signed up for Boy Scouting. There were 44 adults who volunteered their services as leaders in various capacities. you can m; IT'S EASY- Why store summer furniture--protect it from the elements--enclose your porch or breezeway with Flex-O-Glass. See your dealer for the amount you need, then just cut with scissor s a nd tack (or sta pie) over your screens. For only a few dollars you now have a room you can use all winter long. taI.Clear, Flexible Run, Ft. 3 ft. wide Also in 4 It. widths Flex-O-Glass is a special plastic that is far Warp I P*oneer s Plastics tougher than polyethylene--it's the only Since 1924 glass substitute Guaranteed 2 F ull Years. it Hardware and Lumber Dealers Everywhere ic or Ill Victor Ellison has always grown a garden. He was reared on a farm. ''My parents raised vegetables," says Ellison, "and I learned to enjoy the eating of them as well as the gardening." Born in Mud Bay, Victor Ellison has lived most of his life in Mason County. He began employment with Simpson Timber Co. on the section, building track. He became a locomotive fireman, and eventually went into the woods where he held various jobs in rigging. He worked for many years as a logger before entering the Insulating Board Plant as a paint mixer. He retired in June of 1968. Victor and his wife, Evelyn, once made their home at Camp 3. The first season there was spent in readying their home for the winter. The following year Ellison rented a garden spot in the Skokomish Valley, the fertile soil delighting him. By the next spring, he had wrested from the brush behind his home a productive plot of land where he maintained a garden for the duration of the life of the camp. For the past 29 years the Ellisons have lived in Shelton. An approximate half-acre of carefully cultivated flowers, trees, berries and vegetables surrounds their Mt. View home. Mrs. Ellison helps with the gardening, and she cans and freezes the produce which includes strawberries, raspberries, three kinds of blackberries plus "black-caps", and the crop from seven bearing apple trees. Favorite vegetables are Finnish potatoes and Puget Gold sweet corn which, according to the Ellisons, remains flavorable regardless of degree of maturity. "The kernels," Ellison states, "come out ot the ear readily when it is eaten. It's always sweet and tender." Tomatoes of every conceivable size, shape and form grace the Ellison garden. There are the big slicers, and there are tiny cherry types as well as small yellow pear-shapedones and others almost egg-oval. Fantastic gladioli are grown, towering spikes with often as many as a bakers dozen of huge florets simutaneously open. son Iris and peonies bloom for decoration day, and ferns of several types, including maidenhair, fill to overflowing the spacious planters adjacent to the front entrance to the house. The Ellisons have two sons and a daughter and 11 grandchildren. Victor is a member of the Skokomish Grange and of the Masonic Lodge. He i~ Past Master ~g qua of Mt. Moriah No. 11 and Past Patron of Welcome Chapter No. 40 Order of Eastern Star. He is a member of Scottish Rite and of the Shrine. tie enjoys hunting and fishing, but finds his happiest relaxation in gardening, Victor Ellison continues to add to his plantings. Young apple and peach trees have been q THE COMBINED EFFORTS of two strong men were required to lift into the wheelbarrow the mammoth Hubbard squash grown by Victor Ellison. Dahlias and roses were once specialty but there are ~ewer Meetln@ Slated The 'Pioneer School Citizen's Advisory Board will meet at the school Oct. 7. Individual committee meetings will be held at 7:30 p.m. with the main body to meet at 8 p.m. in the multi-purpose room. them now. ". "They were too much work," Victor Ellison declares. "Thehey must be constantly sprayed and dusted, and as soon as the job is done the rain washes away the materials and it must be done again." STARTS YOU BUYING A NEW HOME TOBINSKI & ASSOCIATES 317 S. 1st St. PHONE 491-3232 ANYTIME! CALL COLLECT! S In Ga established as well as flowering specimens. His horticultural accomplishments are especially noteworthy because, he states, the garden was begun on poor prairie soil which had been built up with compost, peat moss, and sawdust augmented with a good fertilizer. During his fall composting last year, Ellison buried in the pile a number of cabbages, expecting them to decay. To his surprise, spring found them perfectly preserved, fresh and tasty. "The outer leaves were discarded," he says, "and we ate crisp and delicious hearts of cabbage." The seed from which developed the plant that produced the mighty Hubbard squash harvested by Ellison on September 20 was tossed upon the compost pile as refuse late in the month of May. "I had already planted all the squash I wanted," Ellison declared, "but none of them grew like this one did." The compost-nurtured plant was lush with huge leaves, and the sturdy vine crawled Vigorously along the line fence to come to an abrupt halt when a bulging squash lodged itself in a corner. With the assistance of a friend, Victor Ellison lifted the huge specimen into a wheelbarrow m into the front yard. "So many see it," he explains, The weight vegetable is pounds. The smallest point is mighty long tape be needed to lengthwise. "It's at least size of the Ellison maintains, ill Mrs. Ellison calls l Hubbard". PEOPLE mind and heart. of this person, there shape a new which "I" and into one a collective can the basis ideological equally concord understanding. N A PLANNED uNIT HIMIIE Ph. TO CALL OF MASON couNTY iI p- CARPETS . RUGS . WALLS FLOORS . FURNITURE HOUSEWlDE CLEANING ~J INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN, ALL WO LOCALLY OWNED & G R A OPE RATED. S E R V I O N E T I M E O R O N A OF --. CHI~! REGULARLY SCHEDULED ESTIMATES BASIS. GIVEN. The one to call for a household spot -- or a FURNI$ RT. 10, BOX 27 D 12 :olors to Choose From Reg. 4.79 LUMRBRMEN'S Of Shelton * 426-2611 "Building Mason County" SAVINGS * (on $1,000 MINIMUM DEPOSITS, for 2 year periods.) OLYM pIA Page 2 - Shelton-Mason County Journal - Thursday, September 30, 1971