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December 9, 1971     Shelton Mason County Journal
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December 9, 1971

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r u By DOLORES DRAKE HOODSPORT Six weeks of intensive care in the hospital has come to a happy end for Robi Fredrickson. Except for a few trips back for medical check-ups, Robi will be free to join in on the community activities with his many friends. Robi underwent skin grafts at the Orthopedic ttospital in Seattle after suffering second and third degree burns over 30 per cent of his body when his parents' home was destroyed by fire. Robi was kept in strict isolation until his release last Thursday, Infection was prevented,but the days and nights in the extensive care ward seemed terribly hmg. Robi would like to extend a special thank you to his many friends for the moral and monetary support they gave him. He and his parents are staying with Rick and family at their Potlatch home. Wedding bells ringing in New York city summoned Mr. and Mrs. ttarry Coles. The big occasion was their son Eric's wedding. Eric and Carol Bruckner ol New Yo~k were married in Novem bet. The newlyweds will make their home in the Riverdale area at Manhatten where Eric is employed in Biochemical research at Columbia l~niversity. The mild winter weather in New York gave Harry and Micky an opportunity to take in all the sites ol the city. A highlight of their ten day stay wa~ the Thanksgiving Day Macy's Parade. Although the big city was impressive, they found the t~lps to ~mtlying historical sites more interesting. Perhaps this was because they were away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Seventeen members of the "liny Tim Orthopedic Guild gathered at Mrs. Dick Laney's home tar their Christmas dinner parl~. Many unique ideas were used in wrapping the gifts which were exchanged. Mrs. Mick Simmons won tirst place for her original wrapped gilt that looked like Santa's house with an elf perched on top. Belated Happy Birthday wishes go out to Dianl~ Laney. Diane was pleasantly surprised Friday when her kids all pitched in and prepared a birthday dinner for her. A fun filled dance for all ages was held last Friday evening at the Skokomish Tribal Center. The "+Sleeping Village" band from Tacoma provided the mi2sic which drew the little tots and even the (;randparcnts out onto the dance floor. I he Skokomish Tribal Council. STOWW representatives, and Vista Workers all pitched in to make the dance a success. A lighted Christmas tree decorated the hall and tables of fancy cakes and sandwiches satisfied all appetites. Proceeds from the dance will go towards recreational supplies and more recreational activities. Phms are being made to form a teenage group to develop planned activities for the young people. rne ]n ire, Is The Hood ('anal Junior High's basketball teams will play Miller at Aberdeen today. Hopkins of Aberdeen will come to ttood (:anal Dec. 16 for ltood Canal's first home game of the season. Game time is set for 1 : 30 p.m. Hood Canal's eighth grade team won over Montesano last week, but the seventh and ninth grade teams at ttood (?anal were defeated. Cye Laramie, accompanied by Debbie Fingle at Eatonville was h()me for the weekend. They joined the rest of the family for a trip through the newly fallen snow to see the Ice Capades in Seattle. Tom and liana Connally came out for a visit with, Mick and I) onna Simons. The visit was highlighted with a surprise birthday party for liana. A howling retirement party in Seattle was enjoyed by Dana and Jinr O'Neil last Friday evening. As the tail (TALE) wags, the occasion was to honor Rosebud's Grandfather, an American-Can- adian champion, on his retirement from show-biz. Oh yes! Rosebud is a Saint Bernard. Returning home, the O'Neils were joined with weekend guests Chuck t:erguson and fiancee, Denise Wilson and Tim and LaVada O'Neil at Sequim. Moving into Itoodsport with the first snow fall of the season were Mr. and Mrs. (;ene Lane and family. Five day old Thomas Melvin (,ene Lane and his mother stayed with the Robert Velkov iamily while dad got the house in order. Thomas's little sister Kelly also stayed in out of the cold, while the three older children gave dad a hand. Staff Sgt. Glenn Johns and wile Dayin, ah)ng with their seven month ~ld daughter Yvette are home from Thailand. After a 32 day leave, Glenn will be stationed :it McChord Air Force Base. The Skok~maish tlead Start Group will hold a rummage sale at the Tribal Center Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds from the sale will go h)wards a Christrnas Parly tar the children. Last week the Head Start group traveled to Harvey's Feed Store where they selected two goldfish and a snail for their classroom. Today the group will take a field trip to Kirk's Christmas Tree Yard. The children have been busy making decorations for their Christmas tree and each child made a Christmas card, which they mailed to their mothers. The Skokomish ttead Start class will end the year with a ('hristmas Party Dec. 16 and start up again on Jan. 3. Members of the Hood Canal Federated Woman's Club extended an invitation to women of the community to attend their Christmas meeting Dec. 16 at the Potlatch Clubhouse The 11:30 a.m. luncheon will be hosted by Mrs. (?laud i)ugger, Mrs. George Snuffin and Mrs. John Shortsleeve. The club's monthly theme "Christmas in Song" will be carried out in the afternoon FOR THE NEXT ome Furniture only sale ends Saturday, December 18th! Sale Items are those oresently in stock! ! ! program presented by Mrs. Burton Tween, chairman of the Fine Arts Department. Featured in the program will be boys from the Exceptional Foresters who will entertain with a medley of songs. Club members are reminded to bring an originally wrapped man's Christmas gift. Also gift items and Christmas goodies to be sold at the Bring & Buy table. The Hood Canal School District wilt present their annual Christmas Program on the evening of Dec. 16. There will be a dance for the Jr. High students with live music on Friday evening, Dec. 17. Twelve members of the Hood Canal 4-H Club were present at the Dec. 2 meeting of the club. The 4-tl'ers voted to make gift boxes of (Nristmas cookies and candies to give to neighbors in the community. Teresa Goos was appointed chairman of this project with Sandy Johnson assisting. Kenny Drake will lead a project ol making Christmas gifts for the fathers. John Darn instructed the 4-H club members and mothers present on how to use a map and compass. Additional sessions in map and compass orientation will be conducted after the first of the new year. Officers elected to serve the club this year are president, Shannon Bloomfield, vice-president, Kenneth Drake; secretary, Pamela Bloomfield; treasurer, Vicky Bloomfield and reporter, Richard Drake. The committee chairmen are recreation, Teresa Goos and David Bloomfield; refreshments, Donna Bloomfield and Etta Treadwell; community service, Rabbi Treadwell and l.evi Connally and programs Vicky Bloomfield and Sandy Johnson. The 4-H club will hold its Christmas party after school Dec. 22. Vicky Bloomfield is chairman of arrangements for the Christmas party. Mr. and Mrs. Lester ltein are hoping Santa hears a request for food stamps from the masked visitors that have been calling regularly at their home for the past three years. The bright, sparkling eyed friends, numbering from six to nine call at twilight to see if the cat missed some food or if the birds left some bread for them. .Guests providing so much entertainment shouldn't present a problem, but the big question facing Les and Jo, is how do you feed raccoons economically? Or should they even be eating the dog, cat and bird food? Hoodsport Cub Scout Troop 11, sponsored by the Hood Canal P.T.A. will be making Christmas swags this Thursday, Friday and Sat urday. Those interested in helping out should meet at the Call Us About CJ~/'~/~ OAK PARK A Planned Unit Oevelopment 426-2646 HIMLIE REALTY, I Hoodsport Fire Hall after noon. Purchasing Christmas tree permits proved to be the easiest part of getting a tree for Mr. and Mrs. Robert Velkov and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Johnson. They loaded their eight children into the truck and plowed through the fresh snow up towards Jefferson Creek The ideal tree always seemed to be the longest hike from the road. But closer inspection of each tree resulted in the Velkovs continuing to hike here, there and everywhere, only to come home treeless. Not giving up though, they headed back into the mountains Tuesday morning to cut their tree before they are all blanketed with snow. The Perkins, Cards, Altenbacks, Taylors, Collins and Reeder families attended the Olympic National Forest Christmas party held at the Evergreen Inn last weekend. Chaz Reeder, accompanied by the band, entertained with a number of songs. Th HOBBY & TOY 220 W. COTA "J" and Olympk Hwy. N. 426-3264 /, MANY KINDS gift for the OVER 250 GAMES % who has nothin YOUR STOCKING STUFFERS NOW! TO CHOOSE FROM SCIENCE TONKA KITS TOYS "Ha" and "N" SCALE TRAINS A collection of the humorous writings of Jan Danford which you have enjoyed weekly in the Shelton-Mason County Journal. You can now throw away those scraps of verse you cut out of the Journal - they're all here in 80 pages of delightful reading. Pick up a copy at the Journal office, Third & Cota, Shelton, for just I \-iv COUNTY FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LoAN ASSOCIATION OLYMPIA, SHELTON" LACL~f Page 18 - Shelton-Mason County Journal - Thursday, December 9, 1971