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15age A-28 - Mason County Journal - Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 STAFF REPORT Shelton Elks Lodge 2467 at Mason County. news@masoncountjzcom 741 SE Craig Road. The money goes to Shelton The auction was previously schools to fund reading and Shelton's Toys for Kids Plus held at Bob's Tavern in Shel- arts programs, field trips, spe- Auction will be at a new loca- ton. cial programs, and playground tion for its 14th year. In its lifetime, the auc- equipment. It also helps pro- This year's auction is sched- tion has raised $502,962 vide uniforms and scholarships uled for 1 p.m. Dec. 13 at the for programs for children in to youth sports teams, Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, swim and water safety lessons, and supplies and equipment for children with special needs. The auction also funds the Toys for Kids Plus annual Christmas shopping day at Wal-Mart. The Shelton Elks Lodge is nonsmoking, handicap acces- sible and has ample parking. Donations should be de- livered to Shelton Veterinary Hospital at 104 E. J St. in Shelton, or call Sharon Brocha at 426-3598 for a pickup. oversee 's continued from page A-19 his report is here and ready to read. next 100 years. A committee has been years when the hall might need to be This isn't just dedication; he believes formed for just such a thing. Here is expanded or replaced to accommodate our eyes and ears. Fortunately, one in our community and that getting part of its plan: additional people and activities. The honoree excels in giving us that in- us this information makes us better The Harstine Island Community idea is to get a running start to posi- sider view. citizens and our island a better place Club has launched an ambitious tion the club for decisions that might "For way over a decade, he has at- to live. Also, who knew he was such effort to create a fund to meet ex- not be taken for some time. A deci- tended meeting after meeting of the a talented musician and gifted gui- pansion needs for its second 100 sion to use the funds will require a Mason County Sheriffs (Office's) Ad- tarist who freely entertains us at nu- years. The club anticipates that the two-thirds affirmative vote of both the visory Board, returning to give us not merous club events, including (last island's population will continue to club's board and the membership at only the news of what occurred at the month's) cider squeeze? Our Honored grow and that, eventually, additional large. Stay tuned to this column next meetings, but also how decisions affect Citizen is John Strasburger. Thankmeeting and recreational space will week, when I will have more details us and helpful information about what you, John, for all you do to keep us be required. No thought is being on the building-fund plan. we need to do to improve the safety informed." given at this time to replacing the and welfare of all islanders. This past year, celebrating the hall, which is a wonderful vestige of Mike Callaghan lives on Harstine "If he can't be here for our com-100th year of the community hall was the island's history. But the time will Island. He can be emailed at sobadog@ munity club meetings, he makes sure exciting. Now we have to plan for the likely come sometime in the next 100 msn.com. swee continued from page A-21 store food longer than two months unless frozen. If you are like me, I hate to think about insects in the foods we eat. Years ago, my family was visiting Seattle's Pacific Science Center, and it had a display that showed the amount of insects that are contained in processed foods that are eaten in about one year. The box was 8 inch- es square, clear plastic filled with insects. To think we unknowingly eat that many insects yearly is enough to turn my stomach. Students of Washington State Univer- sity professor Richard Zack's insects and people course, as well as the public, have a chance each fall to put their gag reflex to the test dur- ing the annual insect-eating lunch at Ensminger Pavilion. The menu typically consists of good food, like cricket chili, mealworm tacos and vari- ous pastries sweetened with honey, an insect byproduct. Those attending also can sample comb honey, wax and all. Yum? Sorry, but I'll stick to my traditional protein sources - eggs, fish, chicken, beef and pork -- thank you very much! Master gardeners are staffing the plant- and insect- clinic year-round from noon to 3 p.m. Mondays. Stop by with your questions and sam- ples, and talk with a master gardener, or give them a call at 427-9670, ext. 687, and leave a message. Calls are returned on Mondays. If you have an urgent question, call 427-9670, ext. 688, and I will try t help you with your problem. Jeanne Rehwaldt is the extension coordinator supervi- sor at WSU Extension Mason County. She can be reached at 427-9670, ext, 688. HUHAHISTS OF WASHIH6TOH HIT 6RADUATE THOU6HTLIFF.COH BIOLA 6RADUATE